Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Two acrobats swing from poles mounted to a raised boat

Australia’s Sway Poles

AUSTRALIA’S SWAY POLES
Tall Tales from the High Seas

Expect astonishment as these world-renowned acrobats perform atop incredible sway-pole masts as their vessel “The Fabulist” pitches and rolls above the crowd!
Man plays guitar atop a stage powered by a cyclist

Squonk Opera – Cycle Sonic

SQUONK OPERA
Cycle Sonic

FirstWorks presents Squonk Opera’s celebration of “all things bicycle,” featuring human-powered stages propelled by original chamber rock music!
People hold illuminated umbrellas in a rainbow of colors

Pilobolus

PILOBOLUS
The Umbrella Project

A participatory interactive art experience from the legendary performance group, The Umbrella Project is a colorful spectacle in which audience members wield lighted umbrellas devised by Pilobolus in collaboration with MIT.
PVDFest crowd of spectators cheering

BOX OFFICE: PVDFest Opening Night Party

PVDFEST OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Add your name to an impressive list of Providence Champions for the Arts by joining our host committee for the PVDFEST Opening Night VIP Party! Get tickets here:
Three dancers turning flips in the air off the side of a building at night

PVDFest 2018

ABOUT OUR 4TH ANNUAL PVDFEST

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transformed the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Discover more about the Creative Capital’s signature summer arts festival!

QYRQ QYZ GUIDE

QYRQ QYZ
Forty Girls

From a special student matinee performance of this modern bardic tale of a teenage warrior who defended ancient clans from Eastern invaders with the help of her qyrq qyz, or 40 girls, Amazons of Turkic legend. Topics: Central Asian culture and history, film, epic poetry, female warriors in history

GERSHWIN – GUIDE

AMERICAN RHAPSODY
The Gershwin Songbook

For a special student matinee celebrating the enduring music of composer George Gershwin with a live performance by The Gershwin Big Band, led by bandleader and vocalist Michael Andrew with guest vocalist Michelle Amato. Topics: Theater Arts, Music, History, Poetry