Travel + Hotel

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Location: Providence is located along the Narragansett Bay, 20 minutes from the Atlantic coast. The 17th-century city boasts beautifully preserved architecture, eclectic neighborhoods, idyllic countryside, and a thriving contemporary culture. Providence is 45 minutes from Boston and 3 hours from New York City, and situated along numerous convenient transit corridors.

Air Travel: Providence is serviced by T.F. Green Airport (PVD), located 10 minutes south of the city. Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) is an hour from Providence.

From T.F. Green Airport to the Biltmore hotel:

  • RIPTA bus #14, express from the airport to Kennedy Plaza (the Biltmore will be at the end of the Plaza) — $1.75
  • airport cab — approx. $30
  • airport shuttle, with stops every 22 minutes past the hour, every hour, in front of the Hotel. The shuttle company can be reached at (401) 737-2868 — $11 one-way

Ground Travel: Amtrak trains, Mega Bus, and Peter Pan / Bonanza buslines offer frequent and convenient trips to Providence from D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, and other cities.

Amtrak's Visit Rhode Island promotion offers 20% off regional trains. Trains between NYC and Providence start at $88 round-trip and depart 15 times daily. The train station is located 1/2-mile from the Biltmore Hotel [walking directions + map]. For tickets and more information, see:

MegaBus is offering $3 busfare from New York's Penn Station to downtown Providence during October. For tickets and more information, see:

Peter Pan / Bonanza busses average $74 round-trip between NYC and Providence, with 6-8 busses arriving daily. Be sure to select Providence / Kennedy Plaza as your destination, which is located across the street from the Biltmore Hotel. For tickets and more information, see:

Hotel: Our conference hotel is the Providence Biltmore, in the heart of downtown Providence. The restored hotel was built in 1922 and is on the National Register.

Discounted rooms are available for $109/night (book by September 28 and mention Alliance of Artists Communities to receive the discounted rate). If you are interested in sharing a room with another conference attendee, please check "Room Sharing" on the registration form.

To book online: click here

Phone reservations: (800) 294-7709
Address: 11 Dorrance Street, Providence RI 02903











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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