Providence Art Galleries Tour, Part 1, Providence

Providence is a creative city that is home to numerous art galleries and studios. On your trip to Providence, you can view important pieces from the past, as well as cutting edge work from modern artists. Take this tour to visit Providence's most notable art galleries.
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Providence Art Galleries Tour, Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Providence Art Galleries Tour, Part 1
Guide Location: USA » Providence (See other walking tours in Providence)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Author: alice
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Chabot Fine Art Gallery

1) Chabot Fine Art Gallery

Chabot Fine Art Gallery was founded in 2008 by famous artist Lee Chabot. The gallery specializes in contemporary fine art, sculptures and photography. The pieces on display are by Chabot and a variety of other artists from around the world. Entrance to the gallery is free. The Chabot Fine Art Gallery is open Tuesday – Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Gallery Z

2) Gallery Z

Gallery Z was established in 2001 by photographer Berge Ara Zobian. The gallery hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions, and it frequently organizes events. Its collection includes 20th-century and modern art. Gallery Z is located on Federal Hill and is open Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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New Urban Arts

3) New Urban Arts

New Urban Arts is a studio and gallery that works with local students to develop their skills and creativity. The gallery was established in 1997 and has since helped more then 950 students. In 2009, New Urban Arts was awarded the 'Coming Up Taller' award by First Lady Michelle Obama. The gallery is open Monday - Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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AS220

4) AS220

AS220 is a non-profit community arts center located at 115 Empire Street in Downtown of Providence. AS220 maintains four dozen artist live/work studios, around a dozen individual work studios, four rotating exhibition spaces, a performance space, a black box theatre, a dance studio, a print shop, a community darkroom and digital photo lab, a high-tech fabrication lab, an organization-run bar and restaurant, a recording studio, and a youth program, AS220 Youth (formerly named the Broad Street Studio).

AS220 was founded in 1985 by Umberto Crenca, Susan Clausen, and Scott Seabolt as a space for artists and performers in the realms of visual art, music, dance, and writing to exhibit their work and be experimental. They sought to create a forum without the pretension or curatorial constraints of the traditional art world.

In 1992, AS220 acquired its own 21,000 square foot building on 95-121 Empire Street, which it renovated in order to create a space for a mixed-use arts complex including resident artists, Groundwerx Dance Company, and the Perishable Theater. The Empire Street complex at AS220 draws in an estimated 50,000 people per year. It houses the AS220 Performance Space, The AS220 Bar, AS220 Foo(d), the AS220 Youth Studio, a darkroom, three gallery spaces, and twenty resident/work studios for artists.

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URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery

5) URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery organizes art exhibitions that center around themes such as breast cancer awareness, human rights and HIV/AIDS. The exhibitions are open to the public. The gallery's hours are Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday - Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Chapel Gallery & Labyrinth

6) Chapel Gallery & Labyrinth

Chapel Gallery & Labyrinth is housed on the ground floor of United Methodist Church on Mathewson Street. This small gallery hosts a range of interesting exhibitions and performances, and it displays the work of local artists. United Methodist Church also has a labyrinth, which was modeled after the one at Chartres Cathedral in France.
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Bert Gallery

7) Bert Gallery

Bert Gallery was established in 1985 by Hugo Bert and Catherine Little Bert. The owners' mission is to showcase beautiful artwork from the region. The initial focus was on post-1950 contemporary art, but the gallery has since expanded its collection to include 19th-century pieces. The gallery is open Wednesday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is usually closed Sunday - Tuesday.

Walking Tours in Providence, Rhode Island

Create Your Own Walk in Providence

Create Your Own Walk in Providence

Creating your own self-guided walk in Providence is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Providence Shopping Tour

Providence Shopping Tour

Providence is a great destination for those who enjoy shopping. The city was once the capital of industry in the U.S., and today it is considered the country's “creative capital”. Take the following tour to visit some of Providence's most popular art galleries, antique stores, jewelry stores and other notable shops.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Providence Religious Sites Tour

Providence Religious Sites Tour

Providence's name alludes to “God's merciful Providence”. The original colony was founded by Roger Williams, a religious exile. Today the city is home to a variety of churches and cathedrals and is quite tolerant of religious differences. Take this tour to visit Providence's beautiful and historic places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Providence, the capital of Rhode Island, is one of the state's oldest and most beautiful cities whose new architecture blends harmoniously with historic buildings, e.g. in places like College Hill, where Gothic and Georgian styles create a fascinating mix of colors and shapes. The city is a home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, among many other notable attractions. To explore the most popular sights of Providence, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Providence Museums Tour

Providence Museums Tour

Providence was established in 1636 and is one of the original thirteen colonies of the U.S. The city has a long history, and over the years has been home to many well-known artists, politicians, writers and more. This fascinating heritage is reflected in the city's numerous museums and historic houses. Take this tour to visit the best museums the city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Providence Landmarks Tour

Providence Landmarks Tour

Providence is a beautiful city located on the banks of the Providence River, nearly as old as the United States themselves. It has many interesting historic and architectural landmarks. Take this tour to visit some of Providence's most notable sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Providence Art Galleries Tour, Part 2

Providence Art Galleries Tour, Part 2

Providence is nicknamed "the creative capital” in part because of its amazing array of art galleries and studios. Art lovers will be stunned by the quality and variety of work on display. Take this tour to visit some of Providence's most popular galleries.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Providence for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Providence has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Providence, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.