Get a Run in While Touring Providence’s Public Art
Rhode Races and Events help organize this tour with the Avenue Concept, and $10 from every registration will be donated to support TAC.
This March, lace up your running or walking shoes and hit the city streets for a workout and guided tour of the Creative Capital’s public art installations produced by the Avenue Concept. The Providence Public Art Running Tour has two circuits: one is two and a half miles and features art in Providence’s downtown, while the other is four miles and crosses over to the West End. Along each route are plenty of murals and sculptures created by local artists.
The guided audio tour, available on the Rungo app, will explain each art installation and introduce the artist so that participants can more deeply appreciate the importance of art in urban landscapes. The Avenue Concept, a nonprofit organization that promotes public art throughout the city, helped organize this tour with the help of Rhode Races and Events and $10 from every registration will be donated to support TAC.
Both loops begin at Tiny Bar in the Jewelry District, which itself features a large mural painted on its concrete facade by Michael Ezzell, a Providence-based printmaker and muralist. Tiny Bar is also an excellent place to unwind in a Covid-safe environment after the workout and art tour. Bring along a buddy so that together you can experience Providence in a new way.
Each loop costs $40 to register. Registration closes on March 31. Take the tour anytime from March 1-31, at whatever time works best for you. To sign up, visit runsignup.com.