Providence Dep’t of Art, Culture + Tourism Call for Art for North Main St. Bus Shelters

Call for Art!

Providence Bus Shelter Art Panels & Seating

The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Department of Planning and Development, in partnership with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), invite artists and artist/fabricator teams to submit their qualifications and concepts for art panels and seating to be included in bus shelters along our city’s Broad and North Main Street transit corridors. This is a first of its kind project for the City of Providence and we enthusiastically await artist response.

A total of seventeen sites along these two bus routes will receive art installations as a result of this program and call for art. Past experience in fabrication and public art design is a requirement for this RFP. Artists without such a background are encouraged to team up with the appropriate 3D artists and fabricators.

For more information please visit: .
All proposals must be received by July 8, 2013, 4 pm.

Line-up announced for the 3rd Annual Summit Music Festival – Saturday, August 18, 1-5pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012, 1-5PM
LIPPITT PARK (end of Blackstone Blvd)


The Stooges Brass Band  (New Orleans)
The Mighty Good Boys  (Providence)
Smith & Weeden  (Providence)
Moga  (Providence)

Dance performance by JUMP Dance Company

BEER GARDEN by Trinity Brewhouse

Kid’s Area, featuring performances by Sammy the Magic Clown & Sassy the Clown, and Rock-a-Baby

All that, plus great eats by Poco Loco Tacos, rocket fine street food, Like No Udder, and more, as well as local craft vendors for your shopping pleasure.

We are very excited to announce the line-up for the 3rd Annual Summit Music Festival, to be held in Lippitt Park on Saturday, August 18, from 1-5pm.  This is a FREE event!

On that day, we will be treated to the music of The Stooges Brass Band, fresh from New Orleans.  Please take a moment to check them out here:
“The Stooges Brass Band puts on one of the most entertaining, audience-interactive shows of any band on the scene.”
In addition to The Stooges Brass Band, we are also incredibly excited to feature Providence-based musical treasures The Mighty Good Boys, Smith & Weeden, and Moga.
You probably remember The Mighty Good Boys from their short acoustic set in front of our stage at 2011’s Summit Music Festival.  This year we will be treated to The Mighty Good Boys in their full electric glory on-stage.  Visit them here for a taste:
Both Smith & Weeden and Moga are staples of the Providence music scene.  If you are unable to get out late at night to hear them at one of their gigs across the city, this is your chance, live in your very own Lippitt Park on a Saturday afternoon!
The day will also feature a dance performance by JUMP Dance Company.  JUMP is a non-profit dance company dedicated to teaching dance and choreography in Providence.  Visit them here:
This year’s event will also feature a Kid’s Area, with performances by Summit’s own Sammy the Magic Clown and Sassy the Clown, as well as Rock-a-Baby, the interactive music program for infants and toddlers.
Lastly, be sure to come thirsty and hungry, because we will have a BEER GARDEN (Trinity Brewhouse), as well as various food trucks, such as Poco Loco Tacos, rocket fine street food, and Like No Udder vegan ice cream.
And as always, fine local crafts for your shopping pleasure!
Please take a moment now to visit the festival’s Facebook page and LIKE us there.  We’ll be posted all updates (and more!) there, so you can stay updated with the latest developments.
**For info on how to become a vendor at the event, please email .

Cultural Survey on North Main Street

As part of our work with the City of Providence to revitalize the North Main Street corridor, we hope you’ll respond today to a very short and anonymous three-question survey to help us understand the distinct identity of North Main Street, Broad Street, and Elmwood Avenue. We hope to understand each street’s character well enough to define a distinct theme, or identity, for each.  This survey is being  hosted by the City’s Arts, Culture + Tourism department.