Warren is Hosting a Spring Art Stroll This Weekend
Seven electrical boxes will be painted live by local and regional artists in partnership with the Avenue Concept, the Town of Warren and the Warren Arts and Cultural Commission (WACC).
Seven electrical boxes in Warren will be painted live by local and regional artists this weekend as part of Warren’s Spring Art Stroll. The public art event, which is in partnership with the Avenue Concept, the Town of Warren and the Warren Arts and Cultural Commission (WACC), takes place starting Saturday, April 17 at 11 a.m. and continues throughout the weekend.
The featured artists include two from Warren, Kristin DiVona and Holly Emidy, and joining them is The Lady J, Adam Kelley, Heather Annis, Makerjake, and Connor Robinson. Several of the artists are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The Avenue Concept continues to support and promote diverse artists throughout the state and region as it has from its very beginning. These artists were chosen by WACC, the Town of Warren and the Avenue Concept from thirty-five artist proposals from all over the Northeast based on the ease of transfer from a flat design to three-dimensional as well as creativity and complexity.
The painting will continue throughout the weekend and into next week on electrical boxes that are located near the East Bay Bike Path, near the corner of Campbell Street; the Franklin Street Park-N-Ride; Joyce Street; Miller and Main Streets; Child Street, near the proposed Warren Arts Walkway; and on the East Bay Bike Path between Market and Child Streets. Come watch the creation of public art, then grab food from a local restaurant or cafe, enjoy the waterfront and browse Warren’s shops and galleries.
The Avenue Concept previously partnered with the town of Warren in 2019 to paint two electrical boxes along Water Street, designed by artists Adam Tracy and William Schaff. The additional seven boxes are made possible by the Take It Outside initiative financed by Commerce RI.
The work should be completed by the weekend of April 24-25, and Discover Warren will promote additional COVID-safe and socially-distanced activities and events throughout the process. Get updates on the event here.