(11.1) The first-ever Providence Street Art Festival will be held today at Fête with 20 local artists competing for a $500 cash prize while revitalizing the Olneyville landscape.
The only reminders of the city’s past are the remaining ruins of old factory and mill buildings. Some of these buildings have already been transformed into artist and musician co-ops, and their once bleak exteriors have been turned into beautiful works of art reflective of the gifted artists and residents of The Creative Capital.
With the Providence Street Art Festival, we are encouraging local artists to leave their mark on the exterior walls of the old factory adjacent to Fête Music Hall, while competing for a $500 cash prize and bragging rights as the top street artist in Providence.
Each artist [already selected] will be given a designated 8’x8’ space for their musically-themed work. The festival and competition will be held indoors and outdoors at Fête Music Hall, with live music, food, refreshments, and local vendors. The winning artist will be announced at the conclusion of the festival. Judges: Xander, Pfunk, Forrest, more tba. (FB event page.)
Free, noon, Sunday, November 1, Fête Music Hall, 103 Dike Street, Olneyville, (directions)