The Avenue Concept will turn
the Washington Street Corridor into an open-air art gallery

Providence International Arts Festival
June 11-14, 2015 – Washington Street Corridor

Working as a Creative Partner in the Providence International Arts Festival, the Avenue Concept is bringing art directly to the people with large-scale works and installations throughout Downtown and Kennedy Plaza.

The exhibition along the Washington Street Corridor will feature new installations by over a dozen local artists created specifically for the festival. Artist Kate Schapira imagines possibilities for local climate adaptation and mutual aid at her “Climate Anxiety Counseling Booth.” Headmaster, a local queer art magazine, presents its “AV Club,” with non-narrative film and video projects from a variety of artists. Alicia Uth creates “Las Criaturas,” using spraypaint on wood to imagine fun, animal-like creatures, and also provides a blank canvas for the public to draw their own. Ashley Schwebel uses street signs to encourage people to have a nice day with her “Smile Signs.” Explore all this and much more as Washington Street comes alive with public art.

Visit the community portal for information and ideas about how to participate. You’ll find a call for public art, opportunities to perform, and a request for programming at local venues. Stay tuned for more details!