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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.



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 artbus of the evening leaves at 6:50pm.


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


Lauren Pearlman Sugita 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 Tamara Diaz for free.

Tamara Diaz - March and April Collectors' Print Artist

Tamara Diaz won the Gallery Night Providence ‘Vote for Art’ prize last season.

This piece, ‘La Casa de Tia Marta,’ is featured on the 2015 Gallery Night brochure and is also the collector’s print for March and April.

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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    Kimberly Sherman-Leon leads 5:30 Contemporary Tour

    Kimberly Sherman-Leon, Founder and President of RI Creative Magazine

    A Rhode Island College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and a minor in industrial technology, a local graphic designer, business owner, wife, mother of three children of ages 15, 11 & 2, publisher and an honorable mention Woman to Watch Entrepreneur, Kimberly has been in the creative arts industry for well over a decade.



    She understands how important the creative arts industry is to not only to herself but to many others.

    In her daily line of work, she strives to make other small and large businesses succeed by providing professional designs and products that help market and grow their small or large business. At the same time, she is educating her clients the importance of design and how it delivers a message visually to their potential clients and other businesses. This led her to not only want to educate what she does, but what we all do and promote the artistic community, improve the communication between the industries and provide connections between business sectors by bringing the community together.

    With a mission to educate and promote the artistic community, Kimberly concepted and developed a unique one-of-a-kind publication called Rhode Island Creative Magazine highlight the outstanding creative talent of RI. RICM has become a catalyst for raising awareness of the economic value of the creative arts industry to the state and the springboard of expanded interest and understanding of the abundance of talent and creative energy in the local area.

    “What began as my passion to share the unique attributes of our state’s creative arts industry, has turned into a thriving business and movement. Our multiple digital platforms now include business leaders seeking to expand their advertising dollar and opportunities, and have connected freelancers with their next job, while promoting educational events for industry veterans and students. We have reinvented and advanced the knowledge and influence of the creative arts in our community and everyday lives using a combination of digital and traditional media. In turn, our success has resulted in deepening our market reach and strengthening the appreciation and enjoyment the public receives through the creative arts.”


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    Lauren Pearlman Sugita leads 6:10pm Collectors’ Tour

    Celebrity Guide 6:10pm Collectors’ Tour

    As the owner of Paper Connection International, LLC, Lauren maintains a dual residence between Rhode Island and Japan, making herself and her expert staff at Paper Connection a valuable resource regarding the technical properties of handmade, fine art paper. Paper Connection’s products are used not only for fine artwork, but also used for restorative and archival applications.



    In addition to her vast knowledge of the paper arts, Lauren is an avid collector of world folk art. Her frequent travels between the United States and Asia has contributed largely to her collection.

    Paper Connection is open by appointment only from M-F, and stocks a comprehensive collection of Eastern, fine art papers from all over the world. For general inquiries please visit www.paperconnection.com , call 401-454-1436 or email thepaperwomen@paperconnection.com.

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    Alferdo Lorenzo leads Spanish-speaking tour at 5:50pm

    Alferdo Lorenzo holds degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.  He has participated in group exhibitions at the Newport Art Museum and Virginia Lynch Gallery.  In 1999, Lorenzo exhibited in Valparaiso, Chile, at the Chilean North American Institute.  His works appear in the collections of Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital, G-Tech Corporation, Dialysis Centers of Rhode Island, The Rhode Island Convention Center, (more)


    RISD Alumni Hall, and various private collections throughout North and South America.  Lorenzo currently works full-time at his East Greenwich, Rhode Island, studio.

    We are especially pleased to have Alferdo as our Celebrity Guide, who will lead our first Spanish-speaking Gallery Night tour on April 16, 2015 at 5:50pm.



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!

Vote for Art

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

2015 VFA Voting!

Voting is from March 1st – April 30th, within the galleries and via our online ballot. See this month’s entries here: https://www.facebook.com/voteforartri

Follow this link to cast your e-vote! http://goo.gl/phcWR3

Vote for Art April 2015 Entries

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 5:20 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 7pm. 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 bus tours leave at 5:20, 5:40, 6:00, 6:20, 6:40, and 7:00 pm. Tours stop at approximately 4 galleries each and run about 2 hours. Parking is free at our central location at One Regency Plaza


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 free 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 the assistant educator of public programs at the RISD Museum. She continues her tenure as Secretary for the Gallery Night Providence board in 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 mypinkplanet.wordpress.com



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