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Gallery Night kicks off its 16th season

Experience Gallery Night, a free introduction to the city’s cutting edge arts scene! From March through November on the third Thursday, 25 Providence galleries, museums and historic sites stay open from 5-9 pm. Walk, bike, or take the art bus for a guided tour, starting at Regency Plaza.

On March 15th, see what’s new at the participating downtown galleries:

    • AIAri will show its 2011 Design Award winners at its Windows on Architecture gallery space. 158 Washington Street.
    • BankRI Gallery will feature guitar music by Mark Armstrong at a reception from 5 to 8:30 pm. The current exhibit, “Photographs by Lyubov Boguk,” runs through April 4th. One Turks Head Place.
    • Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry carries jewelry and clocks from 120 different artists, including 30 who are local. 17 Peck Street.
    • The RISD Museumof Art has plenty of offerings!  From 6-8 pm, ceate your own art in the ancient art galleries with the guidance
      of Museum Educator Paul Carpentier. From 6:30-8 pm, hear Pablo Helguera, the Director of Adult and Academic Programs at MoMA, share his experience with socially engaged art. And make sure to see internationally acclaimed artist Spencer Finch’s expansive, site-specific new installation—also titled Painting Air—that recalls his recent visit to Monet’s water garden in Giverny, France. 20 North Main Street.
    • URI Feinstein Campus Gallery has a concert along with its show Madolin Maxey & Friends: The Landscape of Friendship Exhibit. On the first floor, you’ll see Madolin Maxey’s one person show of expansive landscapes, and on the second floor, she has curated a group show featuring new works by Ruth Dealy, Ida Schmulowitz, Paula Martiesian & Richard Harrington. 80 Washington Street.

For info about galleries in neighborhoods throughout the city, visit or call (401) 490-2042. Future dates are April 19th, May 17th, June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 20th, October 18th, and November 15th.