Main Gallery Galleries at Providence City Hall

The Main Gallery at Providence City Hall was created to showcase the work of local artists. It is open to the public during City Hall business hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and is located on the second floor.

Offering space to artists and organizations that might not have a permanent gallery, the Main Gallery at City Hall exhibits an eclectic array of work that highlights the artistic and cultural diversity found in the Providence community.

now on view:

Scott Lapham: Images From PVDFest 2016  (Photography)
May 22 – ONGOING

PVD Fest is a chance to see the City of Providence at its best. Here we celebrate with thousands of others a huge congregation of artists and performers rich in diversity from near and far. As a photographer it is my privilege to be present for and capture the magic that happens when people from every walk of life experience the city being taken over by music, art and camaraderie. It is my hope that the images captured during PVD Fest 2016 convey some of that positive infectious experience and encourage people to attend next year.


Scott Lapham graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990 with a BFA in photography. As an artist his primary mediums are photography and sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Fidelity Investments Corporate Collection and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI. He is also a teacher and a freelance photographer. His work with the art center of AS220 started in 1995 with the co-founding of the AS220 Community Darkroom. In 2001 he founded Photographic Memory, a youth photography program teaching photography and mentoring under-served youth in Rhode Island Training School, Group Homes, and the wider youth community.

Providence’s The Steel Yard & their mobile set-up at PVDFest 2016.  Photograph by Scott Lapham