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Providence Art Club

Neighbourhood: College Hill
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Address: 11 Thomas St, Providence, RI 02903-1314
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+1 401-331-1114
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12:00 - 16:00
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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
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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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Here's a gem. It's an artists' showplace that opens doors into architectural treasures.

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... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Susana B
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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!

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Thank Susana B
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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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.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

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

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Cairo, New York
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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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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 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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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 

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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.

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East Providence, Rhode Island
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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 

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Reviewed 18 February 2013

I've never seen more of an amazing thing in my life! Olde English architecture meets contemporary classics! I attended a grant unveiling for the Rhode Island humanities and was absolutely stunned at what my night transformed into. The staff was very attentive and waited at the top of the stairs with trays of wine and smiles! The manager an his... More 

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Housed in a series of 4 historic buildings, the Providence Art Club is a quiet treasure. The buildings themselves have histories dating back to the very beginning of Providence and are very well preserved by the club membership. The art from that era is displayed in their "Foundation Room" topped off with a ceiling painted of clouds by one of... More 

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