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Providence is known as the Creative Capital and is a place like no other – a quirky mix of world-class artists, lively politics, beautiful architecture, renowned restaurants, diverse cultures, and a creative entrepreneurial energy that runs throughout the city.

There is no shortage of things to do in Rhode Island, and the fall color will be at its peak in mid-October. Here's is just a sampling of some of the great events happening during our conference. And visit the links at the bottom for other information on festivals, tours, events, and more:

Gallery Night
Every 3rd Thursday, enjoy Providence's Gallery Night. Take the Gallery Night trolley, stroll downtown, or spend the evening at the RISD Museum for artist talks, live music, and more!

RISD Museum - Gallery Night
Thursday, October 21, all galleries open until 11pm, and admission is free! Enjoy live music and a cash bar.

  • RISD Student Films 6-10pm | Michael P. Metcalf Auditorium: This compilation of RISD Film/Animation/Video student work showcases an eclectic mix of stories and visuals.
  • Hands-On Art 6-10pm | Museum galleries: During free Museum hours, draw in the galleries with the guidance of an art educator. All materials provided, no experience necessary.
  • Many Moons 7pm | Lower Farago: Brown University planetary geologist Carle Pieters and artist Tristin Lowe discuss the moon in front of Lowe's Lunacy, a huge white felt version of the satellite, currently on view.
  • Art Shots/Lynda Benglis 9pm | Meet in Chace Center lobby: Lynda Benglis’s pioneering and challenging works question the rigors of Modernism and Minimalism by merging material, form, and content. Hollis Mickey (Brown University, MA candidate in performance studies, 2011) leads an engaging gallery talk through this retrospective of Benglis’s work.

For more information and a full schedule, visit www.risdmuseum.org

Perishable Theatre's 15th International Woman’s Playwriting Festival
Experience three world premiere one-act plays by some of the nation’s most exciting women writers. Their work tackles such challenging themes as sexual violence in the military, teenage sexuality, and the quest to find meaning in a meaningless job.
Schedule: Thursday, Oct 21 @ 7:30pm / Friday, Oct 22 @ 7:30pm / Saturday, Oct 23 @ 2pm & 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 general / $15 students, seniors, military

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The 2010 Conference is supported in part by grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, The Rhode Island Foundation, and Bank Rhode Island.

Words cannot express how much I grew as an artist and administrator at the Alliance conference. I was exposed to so much in so little time and had so much fun in the process, all in the name of sustaining artists and their contribution to our culture.

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