Programs

Mural Public Art

Our Mural program fosters art accessibility at the intersection of public space and mural artists from around the world.

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Sculpture Public Art

The Avenue Concept’s sculpture program displays large scale sculpture on several curated sites throughout downtown Providence. The streets of Providence are transformed by the addition of artwork placed by the Avenue Concept. Sculptures and murals create destinations, unexpected moments, and opportunities for contemplation and inspiration. The Avenue Concept brings new artwork to the community every year. Walking from one artwork to the next is an extraordinary way of navigating Providence, the creative capital.

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Mural by Ricky Vespia and sculpture by Anthony Quinn at Olga's Cup and Saucer and Tiny Bar

Strategic Partnerships

One of TAC's areas of expertise is the curation and installation of art for corporate and public entities.

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Utility Box Program

The Avenue’s Providence Utility Box Program The Avenue Concept has helped to pair artists with utility boxes throughout the years. In 2021, we created a formal program and facilitated the completion of 13 boxes in Providence and seven in Warren, RI. The boxes serve as tools for community building connecting residents, visitors, and businesses throughout PVD encouraging public art and addressing graffiti challenges. And through this program, we test ideas and seek feedback from local artists and residents over time. We pay artists and promote their work through social media, as part of our Avenue Public Art Tour app, and on our website. We supply materials and techniques to work effectively and efficiently in public, providing skills for artists to apply for future public art installations with TAC or other programs. Boxes become connectors for building partnerships with community organizations and businesses, and we’ve facilitated 24 since 2020.  Spring 2021 Downtown & Upper South Providence Boxes >funded by a generous grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. >artists: Sara Breslin, Arthur Cayo, Kiera Gonsalves, Lara Henderson, Benny Notorangelo, YSANEL, and ArTwerk Summer 2021 -Biltmore Park Utility Boxes >funded by BankNewport City Center Rink, Providence Parks Department. >artists: Forrest Curl, Kobe Jackson, Rene Gomez Fall 2021 Vartan Gregorian Elementary School >funded by  Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, Ward 1 Councilman John Goncalves, Vartan Gregorian Parent Teacher Organization, Fox Point Association >artist: Natural

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Wayfinding / Tours

Find your way around Providence using our self-guided walking tours and wayfinding plaques!

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Call for Artists

Looking to get your art out in public? We're always looking for artists and opportunities.

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Paintbar

The Paintbar supports local street artists with flexible wall space, fosters street art conversations, and supplies a wide variety of high quality Montana "Gold & Black" spraypaints available for purchase.

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Storytelling

We explore the narratives behind each of our artists and projects by taking you inside their studios on out into the streets to share their processes and inspiration.

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Fellowships & Residencies

The Avenue Concept’s residency and fellowship programs support local artists and designers by encouraging them to explore their craft and providing opportunities to share their work with the public. Keep scrolling to see some of the work our Fellows and Residents have created!

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