About

The Avenue Concept's mission has four main elements:

1

Funding and supporting the creation and installation of artwork in public spaces.

2

Creating public art encounters by incorporating art more thoroughly into the urban environment and providing opportunities to engage and interact with it.

3

Developing programs, policies, partnerships, and funding streams that make public art projects more viable and sustainable.

4

Promoting art and telling stories through documentation, communication, education, and programming.

We Believe:

  • Art belongs in public spaces

  • Both art and public spaces bring people together

  • The public has a right to experience and interact with art in everyday life

  • Public art enlivens and improves cities and adds value to public spaces

  • Public art should invite engagement and interaction, not passive observation

  • Art tells stories and creates dialogues

Our Impact

200+

Public art installations

40,000

People passing through Kennedy Plaza daily, exposed to public art

180

Local and regional artists supported

$100,000

Annually in tourism dollars, from murals alone

30

Sculptures brought to Downtown Providence

75

Art events produced

$2,500,000

Raised by The Avenue Concept for public art

Staff

Brian Dowling

Sculpture Program Manager

Email Brian

Jenn Harris

Deputy Director

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Nicholas Platzer

Mural Program Manager

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Yarrow Thorne

Founder & Executive Director

Email Yarrow

Sara Mintz

Strategic Partnerships

Email Sara

Board

Francisco Lovera

Chair

Project Manager; McMahon Associates

Jill Woodcome

Vice Chair

Executive Director; Good Neighbors

Jeffrey K. Techentin

Secretary

Shareholder; Adler Pollock & Sheehan

Robert Monnes

Treasurer

CFO; AmWINS Group Benefits, Inc.

Steven Boudreau

Chief Administrative Officer; Rhode Island Department of Health

Jamie Coelho

Editor in Chief; Rhode Island Monthly

Dr. Charles Denby II

Psychiatrist; West Bay Psychiatric Associates (Retired)

Angela Gonzalez

Artist and Consultant

Silvermoon LaRose

Assistant Director, Tomaquag Museum

Edward Lawrence

Data Management Lead; Advisor360°

David Lieng

Audit Manager, CPA, Weinberg & Co. Certified Public Accountants + Business Advisors

Shawn Viveiros

Graphic Artist, Entrepreneur

A special thank you to our members and supporters:

  • Joan Abrams
  • Adler's Design Center & Hardware
  • Rebecca + Charles Allen
  • John Almeida
  • Victoria Antonucci
  • Jon Almeida
  • The Association Foundation
  • Sharmin Attaran
  • Joe Baer
  • Corinne Barber and Sake Chan
  • Darlene Barber
  • Arlene and Jeremy Barnard
  • Constance Beverly
  • Amy Bartlett Wright
  • Nick Bauta
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward P Bass
  • Amanda Becker
  • Linda Berman
  • The Bermil Foundation
  • Paul Brooks
  • Holly Bisset
  • Timothy Blankenship
  • Jonathan Bittner
  • Owen Bligh
  • Daria Brashear
  • Brown University, Center for Public Humanities
  • Teresa Crean
  • Sue and Tim Bruce
  • Steven Boudreau
  • Courtney Bourns
  • Chris Butler
  • Javier Bustos
  • Jennifer Canole
  • Chace Family Giving Fund
  • Joanne Carnevale
  • Jamie Coelho
  • The Coletta Group
  • Mazie Livingston Cox
  • Judith Croyle
  • Jason Chopoorian
  • Nancy and Howard Chudacoff
  • Christine Clapsis
  • Christopher Costa
  • Charlotte Foundation
  • Clermont Foundation
  • Christine Craig
  • Jessica David
  • Eric Delin
  • Sarah & Dr. Charles Denby
  • Katrina Demulling
  • Jack Devine
  • Christopher Donovan
  • Brian Dowling
  • Rosalyn Driscoll and Alton Wasson
  • Laura Duclos
  • Mea Duke
  • Terri Duffie
  • Myles Dumas
  • Katelen Dunphy
  • Christy DuRegno
  • Peter Erhartic
  • Beth Eustis
  • Heather Evans
  • Nancy & Robert Evans
  • Tripp Evans
  • Stephanie Fortunato
  • Elizabeth Francis
  • Ivana Freitas
  • Stephanie Fromwiller
  • Vinne Fugere
  • Meghan Geary
  • Thomas Giordano
  • Liz Glatzer
  • Kira Greene
  • Jenn Harris + Kyle Jackson
  • Cameron Greenlee
  • Golden Einhorn Family Fund
  • Mathew Goodwin
  • Ann and Don Gralnek
  • Kira Greene
  • Akhil Gupta and Erica Backmann
  • Julie Hayes
  • Mark Hellendrung
  • Gilda Hernandez
  • Ian Hislop
  • Keith Hoffmann
  • Alex Holt
  • Phoebe Hughes
  • Donna Hutchinson + Kitty Cook
  • Erin Isabella
  • John Jacob
  • Molly Jacobson
  • Gary Janczynski
  • Patty Jeffrey
  • Sally Johnson
  • Karen Jessey
  • Marjorie Johnson
  • Elizabeth Jones
  • Siu-Li Khoe
  • Emily Koo
  • Richard Kerbel
  • Robert Kolyer
  • Dennise Kowalczyk
  • Sally Lapides
  • Sheila Lawrence
  • Richard Lappin
  • Ryan Laughlin
  • Evan Lemoine
  • Jia Leung
  • Eunice and Harold Levene Family Memorial Donor Advised Fund
  • Jen Long
  • Kim Lough
  • Francisco Lovera
  • Arthur Lyman
  • Maureen + Timothy Mammen
  • Avi Mallinger
  • Peter Mancuso
  • James Maguire
  • Jennifer Massotti
  • Carolyn Mark and Bill Stone
  • Jeff Matteis + Ana González
  • Jennifer McClean
  • Peter McClure
  • Katie McDonald
  • Ann McKinney
  • Kelley McShane
  • Mullen Metcalf
  • Natalie + Joe Migneault
  • Arnell Milhouse
  • Alicia & Robert Monnes
  • Daniel Murphy
  • Dietrich Neumann
  • Marvin Novogrodski
  • The Nuñez Co., Ray Nuñez + Taryn Nuñez
  • Melissa Obstfeld
  • Valerie Ottaviano
  • Waring and Carmen Partridge Foundation
  • Alice Paul
  • Ty Paulhus
  • Lauren Pearlman
  • Stephen Perreault
  • Michael Pisacane
  • Providence Tourism Council
  • Lori Quinn and David Stem
  • Susan Raleigh
  • Lucius Ramsey
  • Vinnie Ray
  • Alexandros Rempis
  • Robery Roscoe
  • Rhode Island Foundation
  • Ricci Family Fund
  • Matthew Ricci
  • Michael Ritz + Elaine Collins
  • Joy Riley
  • Dr. Debra Roberts
  • Manya Rubinstein & Clay Rockefeller
  • Benjamin Roth
  • Roz Rustigian
  • Ronna Sanchez
  • Ian and Sarita Sandham
  • Katherine Scancarello
  • Clark Schoettle
  • Shannon Shallcross
  • Cheryl Shaw
  • Anna Shea
  • Rebecca Siddons
  • Rachel Slagle
  • Adoniram Sides
  • Ben Sisto
  • Paul Sohn
  • Jill Spohn
  • Todd Spoor
  • Richard and Betsy Staples
  • Susan Starkweather
  • Paul Stavrand
  • Julie Steffes
  • Jeff Sullivan
  • Stephanie Sullivan
  • Olin Thompson
  • Dune Thorne + Neville McCaghren
  • Nell Thorne
  • Thorne Cox Family Foundation
  • Yarrow Thorne + Mary Ann Horrigan Thorne
  • Melanie and Edwin Thorne
  • Kayla Viveiros
  • Kasey Vivenzio
  • Ken Wagner
  • Kristine Waxman
  • Michelle Wakeley
  • Leigh Waldron-Taylor
  • Allen Ward
  • Vanessa Ward
  • Dean Weinberg
  • Beth + Stanley Weiss
  • Anne Wert
  • Michelle Wilcox
  • The Robert D. Wray Charitable Trust
  • Jodie Vinson
  • 110 Westminster Partners LLC
  • Robin Wetherill
  • Robert Wilk
  • Women's Club of South County, Inc.
  • Jill & Dr. Harold Woodcome
  • Ann Woodhull
  • Jennifer Wright
  • Kristin Zosa Puleo
The Avenue Concept

Physical Address:
304 Lockwood Street
Providence, RI 02907

Mailing address:
PO Box 5978
Providence, RI 02903

hello@theavenueconcept.org

(401) 490-0929

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