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Providence Art Club

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Address: 11 Thomas St, Providence, RI 02903-1314
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+1 401-331-1114
12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Wed 12:00 - 17:00
Thu 12:00 - 18:00
Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00

This is said to be the oldest art club in the nation, designed to foster an...

This is said to be the oldest art club in the nation, designed to foster an appreciation for local arts.

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The Club is a work of art

Make a point to stop in and look around. It's all pretty amazing. The decor, the architecture, and of course the art on the walls. Do yourself a favor and have a peek. And stop in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
minnetonka. minnesota
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minnetonka. minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make a point to stop in and look around. It's all pretty amazing. The decor, the architecture, and of course the art on the walls. Do yourself a favor and have a peek. And stop in at The Fleur de Lys studio/gallery connected to the club. It's all great.

Thank zadkine
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bastion of Providence Art has a long history. You can see many examples of that in the unique gallery spaces, but there are also shows of current work by members. Work by Nancy Gaucher Thomas and Mimo Gordon Riley are currently on display.

Thank Robert E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I always admired the exteriors of the beautifully preserved buildings on Thomas Street in Providence. I never knew they were property of the Providence Art Club and open to the public to view exhibits. It's a treasure!

Thank Susana B
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Each year the Providence Art Club holds a Little Picture Show of paintings created by its members. This is an opportunity to buy original artwork by some of RI's best artists -- and support the Art Club. Plus, it's worth attending the Show to view this historic building: it's the first private Art Club in the USA.

Thank Deb M
Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Was invited here for a large party. It was a beautiful space and the service was great. I would recommend!

Thank robss991
Cairo, New York
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112 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

The Providence Art Club is a great venue for an after-party venue. Highly visual space and great for kids, while the adults party on! Nice appetizer’s and plenty of art space combine to a venue that is superb for art, location in Providence, and reminded me of grand art venues. This is a space that is flexible, visual, a multi-level... More 

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Portland, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

from the moment of entry with valet parking and the optional use of an elevator - we were "off and running" for a few memorable hours of enjoyment at a private event; the building is an older building in very good condition; service personnel did an excellent job - food and beverage service; the utilization of art (all over the... More 

1 Thank Sidney R
Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I was here for a special birthday party. There were about 100 people. The architecture and art were wonderful to peruse. We had a sit down dinner on the first floor. The appetizers were great and dinner was delicious! Upstairs, the celebration continued with dancing to a 5 piece band. What a great venue. Off the dance floor was a... More 

1 Thank Bobbie W
Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

Beautiful historic building. Go for the little pictures show from Nov through Dec. Everything for sale for $250 or under. You will not be disappointed.

3 Thank panama2000
East Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I recently attended a wedding at the Providence Art Club and was totally blown away by the experience. The venue itself is a true gem- from the architecture to the artistic visual masterpieces... the food and most importantly, the service. The ceremony was held in the courtyard which was perfectly set up to hold the number of people attending. They... More 

4 Thank caroleeene

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