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That’s right... over three hundred properties!


Terminal Warehouses, soon to be razed for no particular reason other than no one knows what to do with them

Butcher Block Mills, redeveloped

Most of the Ward Baking buildings demolished.

A gaping facade on Dean St has a uncertain future

Vedanta Society addition

Kendrick-Prentice-Tirocchi House

Fuller Ironworks demolished

Poirier Diner moved to new location

Morris Novelty destroyed by fire & razed

Need to report a pothole, graffiti, or some other urban problem?

The recently created SeeClickFix.com seems to be helping people raw attention to the small problems that get passed by. And Providence officials seem to be listening.

Event Listings

09/06-09/07 — Slater Mill presents SAMFEST 2014

Saturday & Sunday September 6-7, 12-4pm. FREE admission

SAMFEST — Slater Ar(t)chitecture & Manufacture Festival and SAM Steampunk Soiree in partnership with the Pawtucket Arts Festival. SAMFEST showcases the art and design product of the region’s fine craft, artisan, and custom manufacture community; treasured antiques and architectural salvage; the work of young performing artists; and the architecture of Slater Mill’s historic structures. All events are on the grounds of Slater Mill.

SAM Steampunk Soiree will be Saturday evening 7-11pm, $10. The SAM Steampunk Soiree invites Steampunk fans, guests, and gear & water wheel geeks to an evening of music, dance, spectacle, and merriment under the tent and on the dance floor at Slater Mill for PAF opening weekend. Featured artist: Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores. Tickets are $10. per person and may be reserved by calling Slater Mill at 401-725-8638 ext. 102

On Sunday, September 7, SAMFEST returns from 12-4 p.m. and shares the art, architecture, and manufacture spotlight with a concert retrospective featuring the repertoire of American music. Michelle Cruz presents Unforgettable: A Big Band Tribute to the Music of Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole. FREE admission.

More information on the Arts Festival website

09/20–9/21 — XOS: Exchange Street Open Studios

Visit more than 35 artists in studios and work/live lofts in 3 renovated mill buildings along the Blackstone River, all located just steps from each other in downtown Historic Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Chat with artists about their ideas and inspirations within their creative environments, watch demos of their technical processes, and buy art tax-free. Listen to live music and enjoy the offerings of food trucks.

Blackstone Studios, 163 Exchange Street
Riverfront Lofts, 10 Exchange Court
Mad Dog Studios, 65 Blackstone Avenue

XOS is easy to get to: Only 500 yards from Exit 29, I-95 at the MA/RI line. After exiting, follow signs. Ample parking. Food trucks on site. For a listing of participating XOS artists and directions, visit XOSPAWTUCKET.COM


For more call for entries announcements and events, visit the RISCA blog.

How do I find out what is going on around Providence?

Providence has a surprising amount to do, if you want to look. I am amazed when I meet people who say that there isn’t. So here are some good places to start:

VisitRhodeIsland.com :: For more events than you can shake a stick at, try this out. This link is only the Arts Calendar, besides.

Providence Daily Dose :: Great event blog that covers in surprising detail; what goes on where and what to expect. Also covers local news. A good place to start.

AS220 :: Live music and art venue with a great bar and taco diner   the Tacqueria. Also, a place for artists to live and show their work. Live music every night, art openings every other week. Silkscreen and letterpress print shop for rent, as well as a community photo darkroom.

LotsOfNoise :: Music blog for the underground scene. Listings by night for venues and bands that don’t make the local papers.

Providence’s Events Page :: When all else fails, this is another great place to check for an extensive list of cultural events from the PPAC to the VMA to local galleries and stores.

Experience Pawtucket’s Events Page :: Try this relatively new events calendar for all things Pawtucket. Gallery openings, live music and Arts Festival listings.


Have a time sensitive event or announcement? Send an email to and let us know, we will post it as soon as we can.