AS220’s artist community joins the second annual PVD Fest on Sat, June 4th! Come check out large-scale interactive art, music that will have you dancing non-stop, performances by local artists, and more!
PVD Fest is a celebration of the local arts and culture scene in Providence, RI, on June 2-5th. Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces and local venues in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. On Sat, June 4th, the festival will host 13 music stages throughout Downtown Providence and will showcase a staggering range of eclectic and multidisciplinary arts and culture, from noon until 2am. From internationally-acclaimed artists to emerging talent, everything from jazz to salsa, storytelling to modern dance, along the Washington Street Cultural Corridor and Greater Kennedy Plaza. PVD Fest is hosted by the City of Providence.
Come hang out with AS220 at PVD Fest!
On Saturday, June 4th, AS220’s large creative community of artists, makers, musicians, and trouble makers will celebrate PVD Fest!
SURVEILLANT: A multimedia installation on the windows of our buildings! From 9-10pm (just one hour!) the windows of the Mercantile, Dreyfus and Empire buildings will be stages/backdrops/and canvases of work by the community of artists that inhabit AS220. Festival goers on the street can walk around the exterior of the buildings and witness a collage of living art presented through our windows. Surveillant was conceptualized and coordinated by one of our resident artists: Purest Spiritual Pigs. This collective, large-scale multimedia installation will take place from 9-10pm.
GIANT SPIROGRAPH: AS220 Industries will have a giant spirograph out for kids to draw large geometric designs on the street! The 8ft spirograph was made at the AS220 Fab Lab by artist Larry Zagorsky. Come check out other projects and learn about our AS220 Industries at our Open House that day, from 5-7pm!
GIANT VIDEO GAMES: The Media Arts team at AS220 Industries will be projecting giant interactive videogames on the side of the Mercantile Block into the evening. Come play retro games and Space Wozzle on a 200 square foot video projection! This will take place on the side of our Mercantile bulding, next to The Dean Hotel, on Washington Street.
COASTWAY COMMUNITY BANK STAGE: From 8PM until midnight, AS220 presents PARTY! with local acts Way Out, Medusah Black, Math the Band the Band, and Triangle Forest! High energy music that will shake you up! This will be located at the COASTWAY STAGE, in front of Coastway Bank on Washington Street. 8pm-12am.
ARMAGEDDON SHOP PRESENTS: Doomriders, Church Burn, and Queen Elephantine. A metal show for the ones who prefer to sway in the dark side. This will be a FREE ADMISSION show hosted and produced by local record store Armageddon Shop, one of AS220’s monthly community curators at our 115 Empire Street music stage. 9pm-1am.
TINY SHORTS: On a 4x4ft Tiny Stage on Washington Street, 20 theater and dance artists will perform 5 minute pieces! The stage will be located on Washington Street, near Figdini restaurant. Tiny Shorts will feature 4 outdoor performances: two are works by theatre artists, and two are dance-based works. Times: 12:30 (dance) and 2:30, 1:30 and 3:30 (theatre). Artists: Vatic Kuumba, Vanessa Gilbert, Elizabeth Keiser, Saul Ramos, Cast Members of For Colored Girls, Manton Avenue Project, Sylvia Ann Soares, Benjamin Lundberg, Beth Nixon, Zoe Thompson, Alexandra Rose, Betsy Miller and Shawn Hove, Cathy Nicoli, Jessica Pearson, Steph Turner, Katie McNamara, Amorphous Collective, Katie Moorhead, Michelle Struckholz, and Mekbul Tahir.
A STRANGE ATTRACTOR presents BEFORE WE BEGIN: An immersive experience of experimental theater; a theatrical performance like nothing you have ever seen before! Sneak peak- They are building a room inside AS220’s blackbox theater! All attendants must bring a dollar coin and where sweatpants. This will happen at 1pm and 4pm. More info and tickets HERE.
AS220 GALLERY OPENINGS: AS220 has its monthly Galleries Openings every first Saturday of the month, from 5-7pm. This month, we have Historical Photographs by Stewart Martin and Sculptures by Maris Baretto in our AS220 Project Space on 93 Mathewson Street. At our Main Gallery in 115 Empire Street, we present paintings by John Buron and Aaron North.
AS220 Foo(d) and The Bar will provide food and libations in our very own vendor booths on Washington Street as well as our home base on 115 Empire Street.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: JOHN BHOGAL!
PVD Fest has commissioned John Bhogal, our Mural Arts Artist and Instructor at AS220 Youth, to create 14 large sketch drawings of some of the buildings that make our Downtown Providence unique! We have a strong culture of historical preservation in our city and these pieces will showcase it. They will be presented at the PVD Fest party at the Providence G on June 2nd. More info here.