The Avenue Concept is Providence's first public art program.    

Mission: We develop sustainable Avenues that support Public Art

Yarrow Thorne

–Founder & Artistic Director​

The opportunity to reach thousands of people on any given day through public art encompasses what our organization is all about.

For the last 10 years I've been testing the proverbial waters in the City of Providence, throwing millions of pebbles into the ocean and seeing what happens. I've tried a lot of different approaches with varying degrees of success.

We're excited to keep learning and growing as an organization that can positively impact the people of Providence.


Our goal is to transform Rhode Island into a vibrant, visual network that capitalizes on the strengths, talents, and diversity of its people.


The Avenue Concept partners with both local and international artists to bring distinct murals, sculptures, and events throughout Rhode Island.

INFLUX – Our Public Art Festival

INFLUX is our platform for public art projects throughout Rhode Island. Featuring murals, sculptures, mosaics, and performances by local, national, and international artists.

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