Providing community access to arts, culture, education and recreation
DPPC programming brings Providence’s downtown public spaces alive. We bring regional, national, and international artists to Rhode Island, exposing diverse audiences to new ideas, art, culture, and food. Through high quality programming, we offer the best of Rhode Island.
“Activities are the basic building blocks of a place. Having something to do gives people a reason to come to a place–and return. “ Project for Public Spaces
The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy hosted 160 unique public programs in 2014. This includes:
- A curated concert series
- Creative arts and education programming for children
- A fabulous farmers market
- High-quality, community oriented food truck market
In addition to public programming, the DPPC built the Imagination Center in Burnside Park as a focal point for family programming.