Art Providence Holiday Show Featuring Over 200 Artists on LIVE

Friday, December 07, 2018

 

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Laura Burkett & Sue Fracke, Art Providence

Back for the second year at the Rhode Island Convention Center, the Art Providence Holiday Show promises to delight holiday shoppers, art collectors, and interior designers alike.

The show, happening December 8th and 9th at the Rhode Island Convention Center, replaces the former RISD Holiday Sale, broadening the event to include artists of all backgrounds. Show producers Laura Burkett and Sue Fracke joined GoLocal LIVE’s Chelsea Guay to discuss the event and it's importance to the Rhode Island community.

"The event is a vibrant celebration of art, craft, and design that features high caliber work of approximately 200 artists from throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and beyond," noted Burkett. "Categories include ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, drawing, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood."  

New to the event this year is the addition of the Early Stage Artist Program (ESAP), which facilitates show participation for up to 24 artists, makers, and designers who have been selling their work in public forums for less than 5 years.

Much of the discussion on GoLocal LIVE  - WATCH ABOVE -  was about what we can expect at the event as well as the many vendors and items that will be present. 

The event is kid-friendly with free admission for those 12 and under and special print-making activities available at the Kids' Corner. For more information and event schedules click here. 

 

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Free Public Lecture With Oskar Eustis at First Unitarian Church 

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Eustis is returning to Providence after serving as Trinity Rep's Artistic Director from 1994 to 2005. 

He is currently the Artistic Director at New York City's Public Theater. 

The event goes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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December 7

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The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents The Barr Brothers.

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First Fridays Featuring Zan Berry's The Alternative Cello at The Music Mansion

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Although all three performers have a background in Western Classical cello performance, they hope to shine new light on the instrument through a program that includes experimental improvisations between cello and voice, original compositions exploring new terrain on the solo cello, and alternative folk songs for cello and voice.
 

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December 7

PC vs UMass at The Dunkin' Donuts Center

The Friars return to the Dunkin' Donuts Center to host the UMass Minutemen on Friday night. 

PC enters the game with a record of 7-2 on the season after beating Boston College on the road last time out. 

Game time is set for 7 p.m. 

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December 8

Holiday Pops Tour at PPAC 

Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other Holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites.

Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert’s finale followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance to a close.

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December 8

Deck The Trunks With Food Truck Follies at Frerichs Farm

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December 8

Boat Rides With Santa at Providence River Boat Company

Climb aboard for a 30-minute boat ride along the Providence waterways with Santa. 

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December 9

Songs of Darkness & Light: A Family Holiday Concert at RISD Museum

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In Bauer’s award-winning children’s book, woodland creatures attempt to “bring back the sun” on the longest night of the year… but only the chickadee and its gentle song can persuade the light to return, reminding us of the hopeful power of music. 

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December 9

Arcade Pop-Up Holiday Market 

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The market goes from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

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