URI's Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program at the Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery offers visual and performing arts programs focused on cultural diversity and urban community issues, including a wide variety of topics including homelessness; race, ethnicity, and gender; breast cancer awareness; and local history. All events are free and open to the public, and the gallery also participates in Gallery Night Providence on the third Thursday of every month.
The URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery promotes the
value of art education through outreach programs in public schools and state
colleges and universities, as well as community and social service
organizations and art institutions. As part of its focus on cultural diversity,
artists from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities are featured, including
African American, Italian American, Native American, Asian American, Puerto
Rican, Latin American, and Senior Citizen artists.
One way in which the gallery participates in the Providence
community is its participation in Gallery Night Providence, which takes place on
the third Thursday of each month. The monthly event is a free tour of
Providence art galleries, museums, and historic sites, where exhibitions,
lectures, live music, performances, and demonstrations are showcased. Guided
bus tours begin at 1 Regency Plaza in Providence at 5:30, 5:50, 6:00, 6:30, and
6:50 pm on Gallery Nights and run for around two hours each. The official
website also provides a map of participating galleries and parking information
for those who prefer to drive.