Providence, RI – Providence City Hall will be open to the public for tours as part of the inaugural Doors Open RI Festival this Saturday. The Festival will provide the public with free behind-the-scenes access to more than 20 unique places across the city without tickets or reservations. Visitors will build their own explorations of participating venues, each activated with programming and interpretation.
“Providence is full of architectural treasures, many of them hidden in the most unexpected places. Doors Open RI will connect you to these unique spaces and show you what makes our city the Creative Capital,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza.
Opened in 1878, the building was once called “Our Municipal Palace” by the Providence Journal and has acted as a hub of municipal business for the last 139 years. City Hall will be open on Saturday, September 23rd, from 10:00AM-6:00PM. The Mayor’s Office is just one of the many stops throughout the building and will be open from 11:00AM-2:00PM. For a list of all of locations throughout the City that will be open for the Doors Open RI Festival (sponsored by the City of Providence) visit the festival’s website at: www.doorsopenri.org.
ABOUT DOORS OPEN RI
Doors Open Rhode Island is a new program that connects people to local places of cultural, historical and architectural significance in an effort to bridge communities and inspire new perspectives on our cities.