Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA) collaborates with Brown student organization, Artbeat, to unveil first Pop-up Window Art Exhibition at 271 Thayer Street (former City Sports location) December 2 at 2:00 PM during the Thayer Holiday Stroll.
Lead by Mandi Cai, Brown student and student organization, Artbeat with mentor, TSDMA Executive Director, Donna Personeus, Artbeat, secured two local artists to contribute to the first of many Thayer Street Pop-Up Window Art Exhibitions. The unveiling the exhibition “In Transition” is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. at 271 Thayer Street (formerly City Sports) during the Thayer Street Holiday Stroll.
“In Transition” is an exhibition about Providence’s street art scene and its movement through different spaces.. All art can be seen as ephemeral in nature, on display for a period of time and then stored away somewhere private only to be appreciated by a select few. Street art permeates the vacant buildings, piles of rubble, and lonely brick walls to convey a message of its own. The art is not confined to space, instead embracing the space that it finds itself in. The spray paint’s lifespan is at the mercy of the wrecking ball, but the sheer irony that its beauty comes from eventually being destroyed is what makes street art hauntingly beautiful.
The exhibition features two local artists, Linda Handel, digital photographer, and Providence artist Nick Guilbert. The window gallery exhibition will be unveiled on December 2nd and stay up until the empty building begins its transition into another business, or until January 31, 2016.
Thayer Street Merchant Association sponsors 2015 Thayer Street Holiday Stroll Dec 2nd from 10 am to 10 pm. Many Thayer businesses will be offering various discounts on food and retail all day on Wednesday, December 2nd.
2:00 pm: Exhibition Opening of our Pop-Up Art Exhibition at 271 Thayer Street at 2:00 pm.
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Olde Towne Carolers, Santa & his elves will be strolling around Thayer
Free parking on Thayer Street all day and 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Brown parking lot (corner of Brook Street & Bowen Street).
Special Holiday Stroll discounts to be offered on 12.2.15:
Kabob & Curry 20% off food that night
Kartabar -10% off the bill
Andrea’s – 10% off your bill
Paragon 10 % off bill
Flatbread – 10% off your bill and free gingerbread man decorating for the kids.
La Creperie will offer a free hot beverage with any food purchase – They have coffee, tea and hot chocolate available.
Allegra Printing offered to discount any printing needs for that night
Pie in the Sky offering 20% off all purchases $20.00 and over
Berks Shoes 15% off full and sale pricing
Facing Thayer will extend their hours and offer 10% off on retail products and when a $100 gift cert is purchased you will only pay $90.00
Spectrum-India will do 30% off all full priced merchandise.
Brown Bookstore will offer 15% off all trade books and campus shop merchandise.
Second Time Around 20% off purchase for the night.
FROYO – 10 % OFF
Sneaker Junkies - 15% off your entire purchase
Salon Persia will be offering $5 off a men's haircut and $10 off a woman's cut and style.
Au Bon Pain - 3 free mini cookies with the purchase of a full sized sandwich or fully sized salad.
Persia Hair Salon - $5 off a men's haircut and $10 off a woman's cut and style