From March through November, Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to
over 20 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites. Though our 2016 season has finished, all of our member galleries continue to show great art during their regular hours.

During our regular season, Guided tours begin at 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final art bus of the evening leaves at 7:00pm.

Nearly every Gallery Night features a Collector’s Tour. On this tour you’ll meet everyday art lovers who love to collect. Catch their enthusiasm about the art they discover and the artists they meet. For November our collectors can choose an Artisan Tour or a Shopping Tour to inspire their collecting selves.

Gallery Night Staff Guides are present on every bus tour. Knowledgeable, often artists themselves, they are here to answer your questions and make your Gallery Night experience a memorable one!


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20 galleries open their doors each month – there is so much to see!

Contemporary, traditional, artisan or museum! We’ve got it all. Take a peek at our members to get a taste for what we offer!

Collector’s Tour

Meet everyday art lovers who love to collect. Surrounding themselves with the art they love, collectors dive in head first, visiting galleries and artists’ studios.  Listen as they tell stories of their collecting adventures and personal discoveries.  Catch their enthusiasm about the art they discover and the artists they meet.

Click here to see who will be leading the next Collectors’ Tour!

Celebrity Guides

Gallery Night offers free, carefully curated guided tours every third Thursday from March to November.

Special guests guiding this month’s tours!

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    Barbara Barnes leads 5:30pm History Tour

    Barbara Barnes was a tourism manager and walking tour guide for Providence Preservation Society and Rhode Island Historical Society from 1990 – 2015.

    Among the tours she created were walking tours for Gallery Night and a seasonal walking tour called “Art and the City.”

    Barbara also worked nine years for Gallery Night as the manager of tour guides and transportation in the 1990’s.

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    Charlie Hall comedian leads 5:50 Celebrity Tour

    In 2012, Charlie Hall was the first person inducted into the brand new RI Comedy Hall of Fame celebrating over 30 years of laugh-making. He is a true Renaissance man, and RI icon.

    Charlie started his comedy career in the early 1980’s and his clean, clever style lead to national TV appearances on Star Search, the Joan Rivers Show, Evening at the Improv, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, America’s Funniest People, the MTV Half-Hour Comedy Hour, and many more.

    He has opened for acts like Jerry Seinfeld, Chicago, Chicago, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Sam Kinison, Frankie Valli, Reba McIntire, Charlie Daniels, Jon Stewart, Englebert Humperdink, Laura Branigan, and Natalie Cole.

    In 1992, he put together a bunch of song parodies and skits that became the longest running show in the state’s history called the Ocean State Follies. He followed that with a Bay State version called Mass Hysteria, created the RI Comedy Festival, as well as managing several comedy venues including RI’s first comedy club, Periwinkles.

    In 1993, 1997, and 1998 Rhode Island Monthly Magazine voted Ocean State Follies as the state’s Best Comedy Show; in 1994, ’95, and ’96 the magazine voted Charlie as Rhode Island’s Best Comedian.

    This RISD grad is also an award-winning political cartoonist, TV News courtroom artist, and has completed numerous wall murals throughout New England. Charlie is also the publisher of 2 cartoon books on life and politics in RI called HOT SKETCH, and HOT SKETCH 2.

    He now operates the trendy paint party company called Drink and Dabble, where he teaches wanna-be-artists how to do a 2-hour painting while they’re snacking and sipping cocktails at the area’s top restaurants. (See for more info)
    Now, If this all weren’t enough, Charlie also penned the words for a song called “Rhode Island’s It For Me” that became the official state song of RI in 1995.


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    Carrie Decker of Motif Magazine to lead 6:30pm Contemporary Tour

    Carrie Decker – Employed as an Analyst, Carrie holds 3 Art degrees; Museum Studies, Art History and Fine Art. With an enthusiastic passion for the arts, she began blogging about it and that’s how was born! With this platform she shares her views and experiences about artists, galleries and museums. She is constantly traveling and exploring new and exciting art in and out of New England. Carrie is a freelance contributor to Motif magazine where she continues keeping us up-to-date on the latest trends and events around the Rhode Island art scene. She is constantly involved with create work and collects art from across the globe.

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    Alyssa Cavallo of Motif Magazine to lead 7pm Shopping Tour

    “Hi, I’m Alyssa, a freelance graphic designer based out of Rhode Island. On my website,, you’ll be able to see some of the work I’ve done for a wide range of clients and on-site opportunities. I am always looking to expand and get involved in interesting and creative projects.”

    Alyssa is the perfect edgy, artsy and unscripted guide for your tour! Alyssa is an Art Director who spends her time creating the artistic and binding elements of Motif Magazine. ( Along with creating computer art, photography,  websites and more with her graphic design skills she enjoys fine art and expressing her love for other artists. She is a dog mom of a lovely Puggle, Carter who makes the craziest lopsided faces (add her on facebook to see yourself!) Her charmingly weird self might just be the perfect addition to your Gallery Night experience.

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Gallery Night Guides 2016

In addition to our Celebrity and Collector Guides, Gallery Night Providence has Staff Guides on every bus tour.
Many of them are artists themselves and are great sources of information for Gallery Night visitors. [More]

Judi Dill - Gallery Night Guide


Ted DiLucia - Gallery Night Guide


Anthony DiPalma - Gallery Night Guide


Cathren Housley - Gallery Night Guide


John Hunter Housley - Gallery Night Guide


Lucia Huntley - Gallery Night Guide



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    KERRY MURPHY is an artist and art educator.  She works at Johnston Senior High School where she serves as Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Department.  After serving as Gallery Night’s Fundraising Committee Chair from 2013-14, Kerry joined us as President of the 2015-16 Gallery Night board.

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    Vice President

    STEVEN PENNELL is the URI Providence Campus Coordinator of Urban Arts and Culture. He steps up as Vice President of the Gallery Night board for 2016.

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    DALILA ALVES is the Treasurer of the Gallery Night Providence Board 2016. Many thanks for her previous tenure as President of GNP.

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    DEBORAH CLEMONS is an educator at the RISD Museum. She develops opportunities for adult learning that emphasize artistic process and connects with the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. She continues her role as secretary on Gallery Night’s board for 2016.


It definitely takes a village to run Gallery Night Providence.

Lisa Ramos - Gallery Night Coordinator

Gallery Night Coordinator

Richard Bradley Social Media Specialist Celebrity Guide Coordinator

Social Media Specialist
Celebrity Guide Coordinator

A. Michelle Webmaster


Lisa Ramos, a RISD graduate (BFA Illustration), is the Coordinator for Gallery Night. She has over 20 years of experience in design, directing and developing products for global brands. Lisa continues to explore her love for design. From working in design houses that opened in the 1930s and 40s I learned many of the old and lost techniques from some of the industries “old timers”.  Today I’m a 10+ year veteran jewelry designer who enjoys inspiring others as well as exploring my own creative venues. A. Michelle has been the webmaster for Gallery Night Providence since 2007. Her firm, Big Noise, co-founded with Al Gomes has been exposing emerging and established recording artists to the world for over 20 years.


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How to!

How to do Gallery Night? Start from our info center at One Regency Plaza and travel to 23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites. Guided tours begin at 5:30 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 7:00pm. Whether you take one of our free bus tours , drive, bike or walk – you’re bound to have a wonderful art-filled evening!


Theme-dedicated, guided bus tours leave at 5:30, 5:50, 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 pm. Tours stop at approximately 4 galleries each and run about 2 hours. Limited free parking available at the Regency on Gallery Night. On-street parking is available.


Stop at our info center at One Regency Plaza and learn about the evening’s events and exhibitions. Choose what interests you most and drive directly to the galleries of your choice.


Park at any one of the many parking lots situated conveniently throughout the city and stroll from gallery to gallery, enjoying the Providence skyline and the historic city streets. Use the brochure maps to discover all the artistic amenities within walking distance.