taking creativity out of the galleries
and bringing it into public space”

–Providence Monthly

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

The Avenue Concept engages people of all ages – not just practicing artists but students, neighbors and everyday people – in creative self-expression through public art projects and innovative programs.

Working as a Creative Partner in the Providence International Arts Festival, it will bring the Washington Street Cultural Corridor to life with murals, art installations, interactive expressions of creativity, and a pop-up skate and art park. Internationally noted street artists Etam Cru and Natalia Rak will also be exhibiting their unique and flamboyant visual styles through new works here in the Creative Capital. Rak’s large-scale works depicting femininity and nature in bold, colorful juxtapositions have graced walls in Hawaii, Sweden and Italy, and she has staged “Art Battles” in New York City’s Bryant Park. Polish duo Etam Cru (street artists Sainer and Bezt) creates giant murals, often several stories tall, that are steeped in folklore and mysticism throughout eastern Europe, as well as in Portugal and the U.S. Throughout the festival, The Avenue Concept’s art work and programming will foster a conversation about the role of art in the public space, and the way creative expression is instrumental in making a city vibrant and inclusive.

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Visit the pvdfestparticipate.com 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!