Events:

  • Mike Finoia

    A writer for TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” host of the podcast “Amigo’s with Mike Finoia” and a regular on Sirius XM’s “The Bonfire” on Comedy Central Radio.

    September 18 @ 7:30 pm - September 19 @ 9:30 pm
  • Wild Nights Late Summer Saturday

    With the band Wild Nights (see what they did there?).

    September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Diablogato & Shore City

    Punk.

    September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fall Out of Summer Festival

    Artists’ Exchange closes down Rolfe Square to celebrate the close out of summer.

    September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Dear Providence, Hope & Healing through the Arts

    Speakers, poets and music at the idyllic Temple of Music, addressing the issues of the day (and these days have many issues).

    September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Beatle Jazz Brunch

    Led by bass player Nate Beauvais and features various musicians from the RI area.

    September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Old Time Lounge

    Monthly interactive jam session around old time music.

    September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 15, 2020

  • Sunday Afternoon Heavy Rescue

    Classic rock and dance music.

    September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Assembly of Food Trucks

    Rolling out the food options.

    September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • New Idol

    Hard rock.

    September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • We Are Many

    A documentary film about the February 2003 global day of protest against the Iraq War.

    September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    September 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Brianna White

    Singer-songwriter.

    September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Jared Freid

    Honed at clubs and colleges all over including the Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s, Gotham and Stand Up New York and he headlines regularly at Mohegan Sun.

    September 24 @ 7:30 pm - September 26 @ 9:30 pm
  • Blitzkid

    Crucial in the development and spread of the style of music that came to be known as horrorpunk.

    September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Craft Bash

    The monthly arts and crafts day returns!

    September 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Electro Politics/ Resin Ed

    Outdoor electronic dance jams.

    September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Dirty Deeds/ Bad Marriage

    Did the first lead to the second? AC/DC tribute and rock.

    September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    September 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Naticks

    Acoustic music.

    September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fine Arts

Opinion – Stop Criticizing Shepard Fairey’s “RI Angel of Hope and Strength”

At her daily press briefing on April 25, RI Gov. Gina Raimondo announced an arts initiative, inviting anyone in whatever medium to submit original family-friendly work on a new website RIarts.org created for that purpose. The governor said that she contacted internationally renowned artist Shepard Fairey and asked him to help by creating a work […]

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Hagiography or New Saints

Local Rhode Island artist Norlan Olivo will be displaying his work in the group show Hagiography or New Saints, at Distillery Gallery at 516 East 2nd Street, Boston. As a long-term resident of AS220, Olivo hopes to highlight Providence’s evolution as a collaborative arts community, while challenging some of Providence’s darker undertones. Providence on Fire, the title of […]

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Artistic Expression: This pandemic is hitting artists where it hurts

Performance cancellations, while necessary, are having a very real impact on the income of local artists. On this page, we’ll compile a list of resources and fun stuff to help artists connect, support each other and express themselves. To add to this list, email news@motifri.com Find a list of free resources, opportunities and financial relief […]

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An Ode to the Analog: The Linotype Daily project is part diary, part news filter and completely perfect

I am at DWRI Letterpress, and I am standing in front of a Linotype, the first automatic typesetting machine — a machine that Edison called the “Eighth Wonder of The World” — and over the whirring, clanking and spitting of its 3,000 moving parts, Dan Wood is explaining why it’s so wondrous, or in his […]

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Royally Creepy Creations: Local artist Jesse King’s art will fuel your nightmares

Jesse King is a self-taught artist living in Rhode Island who turns ordinary children’s toys into freakishly ghoulish monsters. One of King’s creations was recently seen at an event hosted by PVD Horror to benefit The Providence Animal Rescue League. The creepy, razor-toothed bear was extremely popular among the crowd and left attendees wondering where […]

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Art Trolleys ‘Graduate’ to Downtown Hotel Hub: Gallery Night Providence has a new home

The trolley shuttle service of Gallery Night Providence has a new launching point — one that may give even more visibility to the city’s free art tour. Last year, Gallery Night trolleys picked up and dropped off at Regency Plaza Apartments in Providence; they’ll now be rolling up Dorrance Street to the front door of […]

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A Grand Adventure in Nature Photography at Common Fence Point Center

Deidra Ricci, founder of Grand Adventure Nature Photography, held her first show at the Common Fence Point Center for Arts, Wellness and Community in Portsmouth on Sunday, December 8. Deidra’s captivating stills graced the walls of the center in the form of canvas, framed prints and postcards. Deidra, a travel enthusiast, used the catch phrase “photos […]

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