Paint the Walls of the Providence Biltmore

Make your mark on the Providence hotel, plus enjoy food truck fare, music and more painting tomorrow, too.

Make your mark on a historic Rhode Island building. The Providence Biltmore invites the local community to paint its walls today, March 27, and tomorrow, March 28, before renovations to the mezzanine floor are complete. This artistic event includes music and free food truck fare from local food trucks, tomorrow only.

A Providence establishment since its opening in 1922, the hotel has a steel frame sheathed in brick and stone walls. The neo-Federal, Italian Renaissance design has a three story base beneath sixteen more stories of hotel rooms and its unusual L-shape gives each room an unobstructed view of downtown.

In October of 2017 the hotel was sold to AJ Capital Partners, a hotel and real estate firm based out of Chicago. After renovations the hotel will be renamed the Graduate Providence, as part of a chain of other Graduate Hotels. But don’t worry – the new owners are keeping the iconic Biltmore neon sign.

Your artwork will become part of the Biltmore’s storied past, as it will be hidden away by the hotel’s new walls like a time capsule. Materials will be provided, so paint the town (or hotel in this case) and contribute to a small piece Rhode Island history.

Painting takes place today from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, click here.


Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance St., Providence, 616-8071,