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Thursday, December, 01, 2022

City of Providence to Host Annual Tree Lighting Ceremonies during ‘Three Nights of Lights’ Celebration

Thursday, December 2, 2022 The City of Providence invites families, friends, and elves (Will Ferrell-sized and otherwise) to its Downtown neighborhood for the annual holiday tree lighting ceremonies, presented by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the City’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and hosted by WPRI’s Brendan Kirby and WJAR’s Patrice Wood. The weekend […]

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Tuesday, November, 29, 2022

City of Providence Unveils New Large-Scale Portrait Project “Who We Are Now”

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) Department, curator Marybeth Meehan, and awarded local artists today announced the installation of five large-scale portraits within Providence’s Downtown neighborhood. The project, titled “Who We Are Now,” will reflect the City’s vibrant, multicultural community, as well as highlight […]

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Monday, November, 07, 2022

City of Providence Announces Arts-Based Non-Profits Selected to Receive $2.5M in ARPA Funding

November 7, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Lizzie Araujo, Director of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) and Francis Parra, Executive Artistic Director of Teatro ECAS today joined community members to announce the selection of 18 arts and/or culture-based non-profit organizations to receive a total of $2,500,000 in grant funding […]

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Tuesday, October, 04, 2022

City of Providence Announces Arts-Based Non-Profits Selected to Receive $500K in ARPA Funding

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Lizzie Araujo, Director of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT), and Lois Harada, Chair of the Art in City Life Commission today announced the selection of twelve arts and/or culture-based non-profit organizations to receive a total of $500,000 in grant funding through the Providence American Rescue […]

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Tuesday, August, 30, 2022

City of Providence Announces New Cultural Facilities Grant Program

August, 30, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Lizzie Araujo, Director of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism today announced a new Cultural Facilities Grant Program to help local 501c(3) nonprofit cultural art institutions cover capital repairs and renovations to existing facilities and the construction of new ones. Additionally, funds will […]

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Wednesday, August, 17, 2022

City of Providence Announces New Grants to Support Providence Special Events

August 17, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) and Lizzie Araujo, Director of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism today announced a new grant application process for Providence special events hosted by Providence nonprofit art and/or cultural organizations. “The COVID-19 pandemic hit our arts and […]

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Friday, August, 12, 2022

City of Providence Unveils New Ground Mural within Broad Street Cultural Corridor

Friday, August 12, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) Department, Providence City Council, Rhode Island Latino Arts, the Partnership for Providence Parks, and Providence Streets Coalition today held a ribbon cutting for a brand-new ground mural by local artist Rene Gómez at the intersection […]

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Friday, July, 22, 2022

Mayor Elorza Announces Expansion of Electric Bike and Scooter Share Program in Providence

New e-bikes and e-scooters partners, Bird and Veo, join Spin, providing affordable access to micromobility options for residents and visitors Friday, July 22, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the increased availability of electric bikes and scooters in Providence via bike share service partners Bird, Spin and Veo. Spin, which is […]

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Wednesday, June, 22, 2022

Mayor Elorza, Elected Officials, Community Members and Artists Celebrate Reopening of Davey Lopes Pool

Providence Recreation Department announces summer 2022 water park and pool schedule   Wednesday, June 22, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris (Ward 11), State Representative Grace Diaz, State Senator Tiara Mack, State Representative Anastasia Williams, community members and artists joined together today for a ribbon cutting ceremony […]

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Wednesday, June, 01, 2022

Roller Disco Returns to Providence Rink with DJs, Dancing and Live Music

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Rink at BankNewport City Center is bringing the boogie back downtown with Roller Disco, kicking-off the season this Thursday, June 2 featuring DJ Barry spinning the best in old school grooves and roller skate classics. The party starts at 5 PM and the disco ball spins […]

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