What is Gallery Night Providence?

    Debra Folz, Contemporary Fiber Artist
    Installation of Braided Process
    at Bert Gallery at Corliss Landing


    See what’s new this month!

    Photo : GRIN Gallery


    Gallery Night goers learn
    about glass crafting at Studio Hop
    Photo by Eric Gould


    How to do Gallery Night Providence!


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.


How to!

How to do Gallery Night? Start from Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and traveling to 24 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 information center at One Regency Plaza and learn about the evening’s exhibitions. Choose the exhibits that interest you the 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.





Please join us on July 17, 2014 5 to 9pm, as our 18th season continues!


SPECIAL EVENT : Textile Tours

To celebrate the Handweavers Guild of America International Convergence Conference, GN is offering two exciting textile tours. One tour will be led by fiber artist Michele Leavitt, the other by weaver Ginny Walsh. The tours will stop at five Gallery Night Providence galleries. The last stop will be the Convergence Conference at the RI Convention Center to view the exhibits.



Paper Connection International, LLC, 166 Doyle Avenue
Sol Koffler Gallery Rhode Island School of Design – CIT Bldg, 1st Floor 169 Weybosset Street


Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to 24 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.


Please join us in welcoming these new galleries to our organization this year:
Adirah, ArtProv, Cate Charles Gallery, and Dryden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame!

Enjoy being guided through the Creative Capitol!



Dennis Delomba, Painter;
Michele Leavitt, Fiber Artist;
Alexis Lowry Murray, Curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery
Barbara Rosenbaum, Artist and Collector
Ginny Walsh, Weaver



Meet everyday art lovers who love to collect.

6:40pm – July 17 – Celebrity Guide – Barbara Rosenbaum

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 goers attending the Collector’s Tour will receive a small print by Rhode Island artist Will Schaff for free.

Painting Rebroke My Hands by Will Schaff

Will Schaff - I Rebroke My Hands - This month's Collectors' Print


What’s New on the Walls this Month

Northeast Collaborative Architects (AIAri)

Honoring The Arts in RI at The Fleur De Lys
(Anthony Tomaselli : Painter)

 Fiber Works  (ArtProv Gallery)

“Clay Paintings by Kate Champa”
(Bank RI Gallery)

Going Nowhere: Alumni Artists in Providence
(David Winton Bell Gallery)

  “Images of Newport Festivals” photographs by Richard McGaffrey
(Dryden Gallery)

 Marjorie Ball, Kenneth MacDonald, & Robin Halpren-Ruder
(Galleries of the Providence Art Club)

 La Strada & Metropolis  (Gallery Z/Studio Z)

 “This land is”   Samuel Denoncour  (GRIN)

European Landscapes  (Joan McConaghy : Painter)

 From Peshawar to Providence..Function to Fashion
(The Peaceable Kingdom)

 Ancient Egyptian, Asian, and Costume and Textiles Galleries
(The RISD Museum of Art)

(Sandra DeSano Pezzullo / DeSano Studio Fine Art)

 John Irwin  (Studio Hop)

 Three Fabric Exhibits  (URI)

Closed for July 17 Gallery Night

Chazan Gallery, Krause Gallery, Galleries of the Providence Art Club, Providence College Galleries, Royal Gallery


With twenty four galleries opening 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!

Celebrity Guides

Special guests guiding the July tours!

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    Ginny Walsh, weaver, to lead 5:20pm Textile Tour

    Ginny Walsh
    Hello! I am Ginny Walsh, a RI resident of 25 years and a weaver for 20 years. I have studied at the Saunderstown Weaving School with Norma Smayda, at NEWS, and study at the Handicraft Club with Chris Pratt. I am a long-time member and past president of the Weavers’ Guild of RI (WGRI)*. My weaving ranges from traditional, historic reproductions to improvisational plain weave work. Some of my weaving is on exhibit in the Weaving Traditions of the Ocean State An exhibition of the Weavers’ Guild of Rhode Island at the Sylvanus Brown House at Slater Mill through July 20. Welcome to a textile tour on Gallery Night!
    *The Weaver’s Guild was founded in 1947  to promote the understanding and practice of the art and craft of weaving both for its members and the public. They meet on the first Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome. Programs accommodate a wide variety of hand weaving interests and abilities. http://www.wgri.org
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    Alexis Lowry Murray to lead 5:40 Contemporary Tour

    Alexis Lowry Murray
    Curator of Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery
    5:40 Contemporary Celebrity Tour


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    Dennis Delomba – 6:20 Contemporary Tour

    Dennis Delomba
    Painting has become a place in which I analyze, relive and re-experience life events in both the most complex and primal languages. For me, painting is the ultimate challenge, the most comprehensive voice, and the most connective encounter of all the layers of the scattered self. Looking over human history, I see nothing better than to be a powerful painter. Technically I go back, endlessly striving to comprehend the early Flemish artists such as Van Eyck, to the Italian masters like Caravaggio, the Spanish as  epitomized in Velasquez, and always Leonardo and Rembrandt for monumental understanding of  human vision. Conceptually, my mentors forever will be Marcel Duchamp and Magritte.


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    Michele Leavitt, Fiber Artist leads 5:20 Textile Tour

     Michele Leavitt
    “A visit to an exhibition featuring artwork of Michele Chisholm Leavitt is sure to be an adventure. Although the recipient of college degrees in painting and design, she constantly explores new aesthetic dimensions using original techniques and new solutions for old problems. She has chosen to use collage extensively to create mosaic-like constructions that often contain cogent statements about current political and social events, and she has designed beautiful rugs on such themes as well, to be woven by the expert weavers of Turkey.
    Installations are a very popular dimension of Michele’s art. As a major show took shape at the Newport Art Museum with a generous grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, it became evident that most of the work that she had been working on for the previous five years fit perfectly in the theme for this installation, which she had titled “Too Close for Comfort.” A second installation was assembled for an exhibition named “Tears” at the University of Virginia Art Museum.
    More projects by Michele carrying messages of this kind can be expected, along with many adventures with unusual or rediscovered techniques. Among the most fascinating are a series of landscapes and seascapes made with scraps of fabric sewn into an intricate design. One of these, “Northern Shore” is at an exhibition in the American Embassy in Lithuania. Keep watching for Michele’s newest ideas.”
    - Thomas W. Leavitt


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    Barbara Rosenbaum – 6:40 Collector’s Tour

    Barbara Rosenbaum spent her professional life as a Speech Language Pathologist, in the public and private arenas. Upon retiring, she began to paint with acrylics and draw with charcoal and ink.  She has a deep love of  painting and drawing, expressing herself  via color and shape. Always interested in design and function, she designs  jewelry, and with her husband, designs gardenscapes and apartment interiors. Barbara has collected native folk art, sculpture and minerals for over 30 years. Walking through her home, it’s easy to see “collecting” in many different areas.


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    Dalila Alves, a veteran member of Gallery Night Providence, joins us as President for the 2014 season.



    Ida Schmulowitz is a painter based in Providence, Rhode Island who creates large scale paintings of urban landscapes.

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    Deborah Clemons is the assistant educator of public programs at the RISD Museum

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    Steven Pennell is the URI Providence Campus Coordinator of Urban Arts and Culture.