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Design the Night: Saturday, July 30th

design the night verticalSpend a festive summer evening at the RISD Museum, strolling through galleries, interacting with local artists, listening to music, and enjoying food and drinks! Design the Night, a free event that’s open to all ages, is planned on Saturday, July 30th from 5-9 PM.

Outside the museum in Chace Plaza, you’ll find drinks at a cash bar, tasty food at the Rosie Food Truck, and vegan ice cream from Like No Udder. Mark Cutler & Men of Great Courage, a local band with rootsy songs and contagious energy, will play in the plaza from 7-9 PM.

Other Activities:
Hands-on Art: Push Your Buttons (On the Button)
5–8:30 PM, Grand Gallery, fl. 5

Hands-on Art: Decorate, Design, and Dress-Up
5–8:30 PM, Danforth Hall, fl. 3

Self-Guided Tour: Fresh Look
5–8:30 PM, Chace Lobby

Providence Fringe Presents:

Bach’s Box
5:30 & 7 PM, Radeke Garden

Bard the Band
6 PM, Moore Terrace

The Woodhull Project
6:30 PM in Porcelain Gallery

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