No organization embodies Providence’s moniker, “The Creative Capital,” more than AS220. Founded in 1985, AS220 began in one room above the Providence Performing Arts Center at 220 Weybosset Street and has since purchased, renovated, and now operates three mixed-used buildings. AS220 has been a major catalyst in reviving downtown Providence, founded on the belief in providing an “unjuried, uncensored” space for artistic expression. Today AS220 houses gallery spaces, a performance stage, a print shop, a darkroom, affordable live/work studios for artists, a bar and restaurant, and draws more than 51,000 people each year.
95 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903