Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Wise Fool New Mexico

WISE FOOL NEW MEXICO

Aerial acrobats perform feats that go beyond what you thought the human body could do. New Mexico’s Wise Fool combines circus acts with storytelling in unique and engaging displays of physical derring-do, bringing the Providence International Arts Festival to new heights – literally.

WaterFire Providence

WATERFIRE PROVIDENCE

The Creative Capital’s past, present and future merge as WaterFire presents the Gaspee Project at the Providence International Arts Festival. Celebrate the historic burning of the HMS Gaspee at an event that SmarterTravel.com ranked along with the Aurora Borealis as one world’s best after-dark destinations.

The Avenue Concept Presents

THE AVENUE CONCEPT

Murals, art installations, interactive expressions of creativity, and a pop-up skate and art park. With internationally noted street artists Etam Cru and Natalia Rak.

SALON

SALON

Co-presented by The Providence Athenaeum and FirstWorks Featuring internationally heralded Festival performers/humanitarian activists Angélique Kidjo and Oumou Sangaré along with local leaders in the arts, education, and community health.

RI-Sounding Voices

RI-SOUNDING VOICES

Gather at the beating heart of Kennedy Plaza—Providence City Hall – to kick off the first (ever) Providence International Arts Festival. Share in this unforgettable moment as a specially commissioned first work is unveiled and voices raised in song converge from all points of the compass.