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

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

Dina Fantegrossi ·

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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