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Links: Venues for Art & Music

This is a list of other websites that have event calendars, and it also functions as a pretty good list of local venues. Look through our categories to find the type of event you are interested in. If you don’t see a venue that you love, or if a link is broken, contact us.

Art / Performance / Music

AS220 :: If you don’t know about AS220, then you should, and soon. Get on down to their performance space/gallery/bar/restaurant, where any night of the week you can get open mic, music, theater, dance, an art show, whatever. Also, community darkrooms for photography is available at their Empire Street building (where the performance space is) and a great community print shop for silkscreening and letterpress opened up at the Dreyfus building location (where restaurant Local 121 is).

Firehouse 13 :: Art “re-creation” center offering studios, galleries, workshops, metalsmithing, and a performance space. Rent the performace space for an art show or an event. Live upstairs in one of their artist-in-residence spaces, or check their calendar for monthly openings and weeekly events.

Yellow Peril Gallery :: Located at The Plant, 60 Valley Street in Providence, Yellow Peril is a gallery concentrating on modern art critiques on popular culture and society from established and emerging artists in the United States and abroad.

Educational

SteelYard :: A community space offering classes in metalworking and foundry processes. The Steel Yard is more than a facility; it’s an active, diverse community that welcomes and encourages input and participation in their wide array program.

Festivals

Rhode Island International Film Festival :: The Festival’s goal is to recognize achievement and innovation in a variety of filmmaking and storytelling disciplines while providing an opportunity to secure wider distribution. The Festival also actively supports and encourages film preservation and its restoration, thus ensuring future generations of this unique artistic medium.

Galleries

5 Traverse Gallery :: 5T is a small gallery space off Wickendon Street in Providence, RI, with the two mini-galleries, Inner Space and Outer Space. 5 Traverse connects collectors with Providence and vicinity artists and houses original works in its flat files for public consumption.

Bert Gallery :: Founded in 1985, the gallery’s mission is to research, showcase and preserve paintings from the region. BG has organized over a hundred exhibits dedicated to trends and styles embraced by New England artists. These efforts continue with a dedicated exhibition space, the Studio Collection, which offers visitors an opportunity to view the historic inventory and the artists’ estates managed by the gallery.

Gallery Z :: Founded in 2001 by photographer Berge Ara Zobian, Gallery Z hosts regular exhibitions of original fine art by local, national, and international artists. Gallery Z is located on Federal Hill, Providence.

Holden Street Gallery :: The Holden Street Gallery is a privately run gallery space committed to promoting art and community on Smith Hill, Providence.

Top Drawer Art Center :: Top Drawer Art Center is a nonprofit visual art center providing art programs for adults with developmental disabilities. 2731 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence, RI 02914. 401.432.7270

Institutions

David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University :: A great, not often thought about space on College Hill that brings in larger touring artists and art shows.

Great Places for Grand Parties :: An event rental guide to historic homes and places that are available to the general public for event rentals. Twenty-three historic places where members of the public can host a special event or meeting in a unique atmosphere, all while supporting the preservation of Rhode Island's cultural heritage. A site amenities key, directory and map allow users to quickly identify venues that fit their specific needs.

RISD Intranet :: For students, alumni, and the public, RISD’s own internal site for events, announcements, and a great student classified section.

RISD Museum :: The newly expanded and beautifully modern Museum contains a fabulous collection of ancient, asian, costume decorative arts and more. The new Student Center galleries promise to bring in more contemporary flavors. See the new building here.

Music

JustAnotherScene :: Nice clean site with reviews, listings, and calendar for all six New England states.

LotsofNoise.com :: Just what it sounds like, plus they have a comprehensive calendar of shows in Providence and southern Mass, and a great archive of local music. Maybe the best local Providence music scene site out there right now.

Lupos :: One of the oldest and best music venues in Providence, recently moved out of their best digs (at the Peerless bldg) and into the former Strand Club on Washington St. Site also contains links for the Living Room and Call calendars.

NewEnglandRock :: Complete listing of reviews and events in the NE area.

Theatre

The Gamm Theater :: The Gamm is a medium-size stage putting on high-quality productions of contemporary playwrights, as well as the occasional classic. Pawtucket, RI.

Mixed Magic Theatre :: A venue located in Hope Artiste Village for intimate shows of new work and genre-mixing performances.

Perishible Theater :: Perishable is located right next to AS220 on Empire Street. Most theatre shows run on the weekends, and mic or improv comedy (resident group Improv Jones) fills in in-between.