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

We create opportunities for you to make and connect with public art in Providence, 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.


Throughout the year, we have arts-based events that include artist talks, art walks around the city, ActiveVisual experiences, and performances. Our facility is also available to rent for your event.


The Avenue Concept is supporting our community through arts education. We host roundtable discussions for artists, share our facility with high school students, and are creating arts educational resources for all.

The Avenue Concept is a nonprofit organization working to bring sustainable public art to Rhode Island.

Help support public art in Rhode Island.

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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.