Ever driven by these murals wondering, who are the artists, who are the subjects? It’s time to get out of the car. The Avenue Concept will be mounting a public art gallery — Three Nights of Lights — Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. This self-guided tour will be augmented with musical performances by local artists as well as what are being called, “activations.”
For our nighttime public art gallery, we’ll illuminate 12 murals and sculptures throughout downtown. At various exhibits, we’ll add layers of sound and performance. Activations will take place each night of December 1-3 between 5:30pm – 9pm and will be staggered to allow people time to move and create a route from one location to the next.
Go to the website for complete schedule, list of live performances, and to download the self-guided tour app.
Musical performances are hosted in collaboration with the Columbus Theatre. Of note: House Red, the Providence-based musician, voice-over artist, and multi-disciplinary performer, Reba Mitchell, will be performing a loop-based vocal project on Thursday at ‘Misty Blue’ on Orange Street. The Huntress and Holder of Hands (MorganEve Swain) will perform solo at this same mural on Saturday.
Digital projections will be shown nightly from 5:30pm to 9pm, at the at the 35 Weybosset Street Facade (on the lotside).
On Thursday evening, December 1, Gallery Night Providence will offer a trolley loop with stops at several of The Avenue Concept’s Night Time Public Art Gallery. Seasoned Gallery Night Guide, Jenn Wilson, will offer previews of the art as the trolley makes its rounds.
(Seen here is ‘Still Here’ on Custom House Street, executed by artist Gaia in 2018. The image features a contemporary young Indigenous woman holding the portrait of Princess Red Wing, a Narragansett/Pokanoket-Wampanoag elder, historian, folklorist and curator surrounded by native flora.)