January 12, 2010

Celebrating All That Is Creative in Providence

When Roger Williams founded Providence in 1663, we wonder if he ever imagined it would become such an artistic hub. Doubtful. But, indeed, 347 years later, Providence now bears the tagline: the Creative Capital… and for good reason. While many associate Providence with RISD, Rhode Island School of Design, the premiere arts college founded in 1877, the creative innovation extends far beyond those collegiate walls.

Providence was once the epicenter of all jewelry design; and now, it is an epicenter of all things creative. Home to many writers, chefs, designers, artists, actors and musicians Providence is currently bustling with activity. The city itself is like a painting. All of its neighborhoods are different colors that blend together to make the piece of art: Providence.

This precisely illustrates The Creative Capital as the perfect backdrop for StyleWeek Providence, which highlights the local culture while drawing attention to a city of art. Our aim at StyleWeek is to celebrate that art; not just fashion and style, but all the culture this area offers. Attending StyleWeek in June is not only limiting yourself to fashion and style, but, inviting you to revitalize your creative palette and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Providence during your stay.

Feeling hungry? Then, delve into the many plentiful restaurants, like the Italian and Mediterranean foods found on Federal Hill. Feeling theatrical? There is no better place to be then the Trinity Repertory Company, a tony-award winning theater. Or, attend a performance by the Festival Ballet Providence. Feeling like you need some good music? The Rhode Island Philharmonic or Opera Providence will do the trick along with the many other quaint bar venues throughout the city.  Feeling a bit artsy? Check out over 80,000 works of art at the RISD Art Museum; AS220, an alternative arts space; Firehouse XIII or The Providence Steelyard.

See, this is the essence of Providence and StyleWeek Providence… the perfect place to explore and be inspired, in keeping with—and celebrating—the city’s creative and cultural legacy. 

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