Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza 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 art bus of the evening leaves at 6:50pm.


Please join us in welcoming these new galleries to our organization this year:
Gallery EOSSFive Richmond, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Lore, Moon Tide DyersPeter Miller Fine Art, and Rhode Island College Galleries!


Five Richmond


Rich Watrous will be leading this month’s Collectors’ 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.

Start your own collection!

Gallery Night visitors on the Collector’s Tour will receive a small print by Rhode Island artist Peter Miller for free.

Peter Miller - Shepard’s Bridge #3
Photograph, 2014

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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    Casey Figueroa to lead 5:15 Contemporary Tour

    Casey Figueroa is an Indigenous Contemporary Abstract painter who has attended The Fashion Institute of Technology from 2000-2002, and Graduated from U. Mass Dartmouth in 2006 with a BFA.

    Currently, Casey challenges himself to create Native abstract art through a formalist language. Presently working in the world class museum setting of Plimoth Plantation, he has operated in advisory and consulting roles for museums in a cultural context, and has volunteered for the Americorps VISTA program in Billings, Montana, providing service to American Indian population.
    Casey is a unique contemporary Native American painter and digital artist, with a focus on art that speaks to the experience of modern Indigenous people.

    For more on Casey’s work:

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    Rich Watrous to lead 5:30 Collectors’ Tour

    RI artist Rich Watrous has, over his 35+ year creative career, explored many aspects of the arts, as a designer, art fabricator, sculptor, painter, art advocate, curator and creative industry consultant.  Just some of his venues have included vanity publishing, architecture, puppet theater, art gallery ownership, non-profit arts management, furniture design, restaurant design, and landscape design.

    As owner of Trees of Life Art Fabrication Company for over 28 years, he has been involved in large and small sculpture projects around the world, with construction and fabrication of public art projects, creative spaces and large scale murals. As an art manufacturer he has created wooden dolls, jewelry, furniture, corporate awards, and high relief sculptures. As an artist he works in wood, foam, metals, fiberglass, 3D printing processes, and plastics.

Watrous is recognized as an active, vocal advocate for the arts, and other creative industry endeavors,  throughout Rhode Island, & the Southern New England area. His interests as a Creative Industry Consultant include maker community developments and small creative businesses inspired by artists/designers.

    Watrous focuses much of his efforts in the city of Pawtucket, where he serves as Co-Chair of the Pawtucket Art Festival executive board/committee. Watrous is the founder & creative contact for DAWN, a Southern New England art, artist, and creative industry support network based in East Providence. Watrous operates the DAWN At The GRANT Gallery & Community Space, Main St, Pawtucket. 
Watrous also founded STUDIO 55, a micro-fabrication space/maker community, and the River Rocket Initiative Org. (River Rocket RI) to develop further maker/creative start-up communities.

 He is the former curator for art exhibits as well as a former ambassador for the organization PeaceLove Studios, located in Pawtucket.


Over twenty 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!

2015 Gallery Map

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Gallery Night Guides 2015

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

Sandra Solomon - Gallery Night Guide

Sandra Solomon

Lucia Huntley - Gallery Night Guide

Lucia Huntley

Judi Dill - Gallery Night Guide

Judi Dill

John Hunter Housley - Gallery Night Guide

John Hunter Housley

Cathren Housley - Gallery Night Guide

Cathren Housley

Betty Grayson - Gallery Night Guide

Betty Grayson

Russell Ricci - Gallery Night Guide

Russell Ricci



Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors.  This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks, is called Gallery Night Providence.

 Starting with nine determined galleries in 1996, Gallery Night Providence has grown into a regional visual arts extravaganza. Art buses travel the neighborhoods of Providence letting people on and off at galleries, museums and historic sites. Over 10,000 people each year enjoy exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, live music and performances. The 18-year old organization works to introduce and develop relationships between local creative communities, new and old. Take a guided tour or visit the galleries on your own. Enjoy wine and cheese, listen to music and experience the wonderful art Providence has to offer.


Vote for Art

“Vote For Art” Initiative Rewards Artists Exhibiting During Gallery Night Providence


2015 VFA Voting!

Voting takes place within the galleries and via our online ballot. See this month’s entries here:

Cast your vote online today!



voteforartlogoSupport a Living Artist!

Gallery Night Providence developed “Vote for Art” as a contest that awards cash prizes to living, contemporary artists exhibiting at any one of the 2015 Gallery Night venues.


Eight Months of VOTING – One Artist Prize Awarded Per Month!

HOW IT WORKS : Gallery Night venues each can submit up to 10 pieces of art to the “Vote for Art” competition. The public votes, both online and in person, for their favorite artwork. One winner is selected per month, with prizes awarded on the following Gallery Night. 


Sustaining the CREATIVE Capitol

The “Vote for Art” prize aims to build on the foundation of cultural tourism in Providence that Gallery Night continues to expand and support, drawing visitors from all over the world and celebrating our local and international arts community.


 Long Range Plan

We are thrilled to bring this contest to our community and anticipate expanding our vision in the years to come!


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 6:50pm. 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 6:50 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 free after 6pm.


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.




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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 has joined us as President of the 2015 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 2015.



    Ida Schmulowitz, the General Coordinator for Gallery Night, is a painter based in Providence, Rhode Island. She creates large scale paintings of urban landscapes.

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    Dalila Alves is the Treasurer of the Gallery Night Providence Board 2015. 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 2015.

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    Social Media + Celebrity Guides

    Richard Bradley is a familiar face at Gallery Night, documenting our event for Facebook, and the Gallery Night blog. He is also our Celebrity Guide Coordinator. A collector and creator of beautiful objects himself, find more about Richard at



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