Our Special City

While the year might be winding down, this Providence program is still going strong


As 2019 inches closer to the end, Year of the City: The Providence Project is beginning to wrap up. For the last ten months, the city-wide collaborative project has catalyzed more than 40 exhibitions, conferences, walking tours, performances, and readings across the city, from Washington Park to Wanskuck. Together, these programs remind us how special our city is – how rich in heritage, how wonderfully diverse, and how creative. November is no different, and below you’ll find special programs both appearing and premiering this month.

Neighborhood Family Comics Fest: Featuring Big Nazo
Saturday, November 2 from 1-5pm
Mount Pleasant Library at 315 Academy Avenue

Feria del Libro y des Artes
Bilingual festival of books and arts featuring Josefina Baez and Carlos Hernandez
Saturday, November 9 from 10am- 6pm
The Center at Moore Hall, Providence College, 1 Cunningham Square

Artist lecture at the Wurks Gallery in Olneyville
Tuesday, November 12 from 8-10pm
72 Tingley Street

Map It Out – Providence
An exhibition of 100+ hand-drawn maps made by Rhode Islanders with Canadian artists Gwen MacGregor and Sandra Rechico. Make your own map and add it to the collection!
Through November 14, Mon-Fri from 10am-4pm | Carriage House Gallery, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, 50 Williams Street

Reseeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban
Art exhibition at the Rhode Island State House
Through November 26, Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4:30pm | 82 Smith Street

Raid the Icebox Now
Check out the Providence-centric installations by Sebastian Ruth and Pablo Bronstein in this ongoing contemporary
art series.
Through November 2020, Tues-Sun from 10am-5pm, third Thursdays open until 9pm RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street

Year of the City is an unprecedented year-long exploration of the history, life and culture of Providence’s 25 neighborhoods through exhibitions, performances, walks, lectures, and conferences produced by more than 50 different curators. Together, these projects reveal new stories and new ways of thinking about the city we love. Find out more at