The City of Providence, located in Rhode Island, has a bustling creative arts community. Home to many amazing artist spaces and collectives as well as to Brown University and RISD, it is an ideal place to be young and an artist. Below I have included some information on AS220, DWRI and the Steel yard, three unbelievable, creative resources.
AS220 is a non-profit community arts organization that offers artists residential opportunities as well as the ability to work, exhibit and perform in beautiful and community-based facilities. AS220, located in Downtown Providence, is dedicated to helping artists grow and thrive. Check out AS220's website but clicking the button below.
DWRI is a printshop that specializes in letterpress printing, graphic design, foil stamping, type setting and finishing. Located on Rice Street, DWRI does high-quality custom printing including wedding invitations, promotional goods, announcements, posters and packaging. DWRI can be a great resource for artists looking to edition their work. Click below to find out more.
The Steel Yard is an art organization, located on Sims Avenue, committed to helping artists explore and create. At the Steel Yard, you can join a residency program, take courses, request studio access, book private events and do work force training in welding and metallurgy. In addition, they collaborate with local artists to do public art pieces featured around Rhode Island. Find out more about the Steel Yard by clicking the button below.
Though small, Providence is home to a plethora of young artists transforming the city into a creative hub.