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October 2020! ArtMart Connect Artists with the Community

It’s time to visit the Valley. Take a stroll (or bike ride!) to the Valley neighborhood from Downtown or drive (if you’re further away) and park in our neighboring lots thanks to The Foundry. Walk the Woonasquatucket River and wind over to the front parking lot of the WaterFire Arts Center to meet community artists and buy their work; including emerging artists sponsored by our New Flame millennial initiative and neighboring artists from The Steel Yard.

ArtMart is a new outdoor pop-up art market that aims to support and connect artists with the community by providing a safe venue to sell their work.

Artists and makers are showcasing their latest work: October 3, October 10 and October 24, 10am to 4pm. Continuing ArtMart markets into November is currently in the works, stay tuned. Artist vary each event.

Mask wearing and physical distancing (6′ away!) is required of everyone – at all times. ArtMart is a smaller scale market with one-way traffic allowing for proper distancing and more space for all. Please stay home and get better if you’re not feeling well; we recommend answering these COVID-19 pre-screening questions before coming. (Here’s a helpful guide from the Governor’s REOPENING RI plan.)

Free parking is available in the American Locomotive Company parking lots adjacent to the WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street.

October 10 Artists + Makers

David Allyn, cool wacky art, high fire one of a kind ceramics (Valley Arts District Artist!)
Stix and Stone Works, resin and gemstone jewelry
Maria’s Heritage sewing & more, handmade cotton face coverings
Dragonfly Wood Designs, resin art and home decor
pvdluv, city photos + merch (New brand by New Flame sponsored artist, Jared Winslow)
Design WhatHaveYou, concrete + acrylic jewelry (Valley Arts District Artist!)
Alexasartworks, prints + stickers of abstract artwork
Kelila’s Designs, freshwater pearl jewelry
Jillian Lauren, portraiture (New Flame sponsored artist!)
Gather Glass, glass artwork from glasses to pumpkins and birds (Neighborhood Artist!)
DABs of Paint, home decor
Bare Hand Creations, mixed metal / leather / stone jewelry + face masks
Sara Breslin: Art + Illustration, watercolor illustrations – empowering mental health + celebrating feminine energies
MelRose Denim, up-cylced denim art, jackets, vests, accessories
MollyHoran Art, minimalist graphic art: prints, stickers, wall art, bags, pins
Claudia Jewelry, wire jewelry
Brendan Killian Fine Art, interesting small scale animal portraits
World Dreams, streetwear
Barken Crafts, honey soap + craft kits

New Harvest Coffee and Saugy’s will be at ArtMart to keep you warm and full.

Thank you to Governor Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Commerce for their continued leadership, guidance, and support of the arts and culture industry and the entire Rhode Island economy while keeping the health and safety of Rhode Islanders first. WaterFire Providence is proud to be creating arts programming with the support of the “Take It Outside” initiative encouraging outdoor commerce and activity in an effort to reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19.

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Over the last 10+ years, alongside some incredible co-workers and volunteers, I've worked to build the organization that WaterFire Providence is today. As Director of Creative Services, my team and I work on visual communications, graphic design, the visitor experience, merchandising as well as project management for programming at the WaterFire Arts Center. Being a part of the 'Rhode Island' experience for tens of thousands of people is incredible and I have an intense pride in place for both Downtown Providence and the Valley neighborhood.

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