Providence International Arts Festival, 2015 June 11th - 14th, 2015

photograph by John A Simonetti

The Providence International Arts Festival, a collaboration with FirstWorks, was conceived to celebrate the Arts, Culture and Community in Providence. It was made possible by a grant from The National Endowment for The Arts, and in 2015 it has a specific focus highlighting Washington Street and Kennedy Plaza.

Mayor Elorza’s goal has been to create a sustainable marquis festival for The City of Providence. As we move from year to year, with help from the community,  the vision is an ever expanding spotlight on Providence’s creative and cultural communities.

Providence International Arts Festival 2015 featured:

The Earth Harp Sounds, Sculpture and Musical Wizardry

Angelique Kidjo – EVE

Squonk Opera – PNEUMATICA

WaterFire Providence

RI-Sounding Voices

Wise Fool New Mexico

Oumou Sangaré featuring Sidy Maiga

Pedrito Martinez Group

Arc Iris

Brazil’s BIXIGA 70

Mad Satta

Extraordinary Rendition Band

Chachi Carvalho

Salsa y Gaitas

Jazz at Lincoln Center

And more!