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Our 2015 Festival sponsors had front row access to their customers in the first-ever marquee festival in the “Creative Capital” of Rhode Island.

Social media reach spanned over 416,000 users over the course of the festival. On June 13, #pvdfest trended in Providence for 23 hours in the top spots. #DayTrill lounge trended in the #1 spot in Providence for two days.

Preliminary evaluations reveal that over 42% of Festival audience members traveled from outside of Providence, and that one third of audience members are residents of Providence.

The economic impact generated by the Festival for the City of Providence was $2.8 M (based on data from Destination Marketing Association International)

The reach and the magnitude of this inaugural festival sets the standard for all future festivals!

A quick overview of the festival results are:

1 Fabulous Star
3 Surprise Spectacles
6 Open-Air Bars/Lounges
15 Stages and a WaterFire
18 Participating Local Venues
20 Sold Out Food Truck Vendors
30 Amazing Public Art Installations
32 Buy Local R.I. MarketPlace Vendors
700 Local, National and International Artists
100,000 People from across R.I. and the Region

The June Festival showcased a bounty of local, national, and international artists, used entire buildings as public art canvases; created a remarkable cultural corridor along Washington Street; and lit the evening sky with extraordinary spectacles.

Photo of Squonk Opera at Providence International Arts Festival by John Simonetti

Find out how you can support future festival initiatives and engage your business with our audiences!

Contact Isabelle Tadmoury, FirstWorks Development Manager at 401-421-4278.