Sculpture Public Art

The Avenue Concept’s sculpture program displays large scale sculpture on several curated sites throughout downtown Providence.

Call for Entry 2020

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 Providence every year. Walking from one artwork to the next is an extraordinary way of navigating Providence, the creative capital.

The Avenue Concept is excited to announce the 2020 Call For Entry for Public Sculpture. Application materials are submitted through the CaFE website. Selected artwork will be on view for up to one year on one of the Avenue Concept’s prominently located sculpture pads situated throughout downtown Providence.

Artists whose work is selected for this exhibition will receive a lease payment, will have their sculpture featured on the Avenue Concept website, as well as included in promotional materials, walking tours and artists will have the opportunity to participate in an engagement event.

If you are a sculptor based within 200 miles of Providence and you have artwork suited for year round, outdoor display, submit an application to have your work considered for inclusion in this wonderful opportunity.

Eligibility requirements and a full description of the call can be found on the CaFE listing. Application submission deadline is January 19th, 2020 Notifications will be made by February 28th, 2020.

Interested in other opportunities?

The Avenue Concept acts as a conduit for artwork to reach the community. The sculpture program has opportunities in the form of sculpture pad locations in Downtown Providence that showcase artwork on an annually rotating basis. To have your artwork considered for exhibition, see the listing on CaFE. Application deadline is January 19th, 2020.

In addition to these regularly programmed spaces, the Avenue Concept also places artwork in locations with partner businesses, organizations and neighboring towns. These opportunities arise throughout the year and are not part of our annual call for entry. The nature of these partner exhibition opportunities are varied and have criteria specific to each and for that reason artists are encouraged to submit a comprehensive representation of artwork they have available, including indoor sculpture, outdoor sculpture, drawings, paintings and maquettes.

If you are an artist and you would like to have your artwork on file with us for consideration for these opportunities please send an email to  artwork@theavenueconcept.org including:

  • Artist bio.
  • Contact information (mailing address, telephone number)
  • Artist statement.
  • Website link and/or your art social media accounts.
  • Cover sheet with artwork title, size, medium, valuation, year of completion, and location of artwork.
  • up to 10 images that represents available artwork. Image file should be labeled artwork title, a comma, and the artist’s last name. Example: Angel of the North, Gormley

Make your mark on Providence!

“By far, the best experience we have had working with another public art organization.” Gilbert Boro, 2019-2020 Participating TAC Sculpture Artist



“I felt that The Avenue Concept knew the best spot for the scale of my sculpture. I will always speak highly and enthusiastically about what the Avenue Concept is doing at any opportunity!” Leslie Fry, 2019-2020 Participating TAC Sculpture Artist