Crafts, Food, Music & World Records Expected At Providence Art Festival

Crafts, Food, Music & World Records Expected At Providence Art Festival

Providence's fourth annual art festival, PVDFest, promises to be the biggest and best yet!

The four day celebration of local art and culture is scheduled to take place June 7 through 10 with free admission for the more than 75,000 expected revelers.

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The PVDFest website proclaims:

"Providence’s world-renowned art, culture and culinary community join forces with artists from across the country and globe to deliver a once in a lifetime experience. Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island."


Hosted by the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and founding creative partner FirstWorks, PVDFest will transform the city's downtown into one massive celebration with performance stages, art galleries, a food village, art installations, block parties, bumper car races and an eccentric parade from Greene Street to Kennedy Plaza.


A diverse range of musicians will perform outdoor concerts of jazz, gospel, funk, rock, country and R & B. The stages will also be graced by speakers and exciting skilled performers like the vaudeville duo, Circus Dynamics.

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This year's festival has a heavy focus on dance with featured African, Irish, bellydance, Bollywood and classical ballet performances scheduled.

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Best of all, on the second day of the event, dancers from Studio One RI will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the “most people dancing a choreographed Bachata dance".

Want to join in? Visit the Studio One RI website at or email Martin Rivera-Baldera of FusionCultureRI at

To learn more about PVDFest 2018 visit

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