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TWO NEW MURALS from The Avenue Concept are coming to the Providence Downtown area. Above, another Avenue Cocnept project, "She Never Came," a mural by Bezt. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Avenue Concept: Two new murals coming to downtown Providence

PROVIDENCE – Two new murals are coming to Downtown Providence, the Avenue Concept announced Friday.The nonprofit said that work will commence on the two...
THE MURAL on the left is on the rear of the AS220 building downtown. At right, one of the portraits in the city-funded Seen Unseen grouping. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Providence launches new public art program, identifies potential funding sources

PROVIDENCE – The city will launch a comprehensive public arts program, leaders announced on Thursday, to include planning annually for new projects that could...
THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET has adopted a public art program, called the "Pawtucket Percent for Public Art," that will create a fund for public art commissions financed with a percentage fee of varying amount that is tied to construction values on significant projects.

Pawtucket creates public art program fed by construction fees

PAWTUCKET – The city has adopted a public art program, financed with a percentage fee of varying amount that is tied to construction values...
A CELEBRATION AND AN INTERVENTION: AS220 founder Bert Crenca has installed a series of five murals on the historical façade of the Providence National Bank in the city to celebrate the city’s diversity.  / PBN PHOTO/

Public art deserves support, especially on former I-195 land

In 1980, Providence passed an ordinance creating a public art program. Thanks to that forward-thinking action, art dots the landscape throughout the city, validating...
TWO 6-FOOT LLAMAS and a man made of car bumpers are among the scrap art sculptures installed in Kennedy Plaza in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/ MARY MACDONALD

Scrap metal sculptures installed at Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE – A cluster of scrap metal sculptures has joined the historical monuments at Kennedy Plaza, the latest installation of public art in Providence...
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