Get your coffee with a side of art!
One of the great things about living in Providence is that it’s one of the best “food” and “art” cities in the country. It really is. We have an amazing selection of great restaurants from small diners that serve breakfast all day, to five star, world famous restaurants, and, we have an amazing diversity of ethnic eateries. Providence also has a wonderfully eclectic mix of small cafes and coffee shops. Most local restaurants, cafes and coffee shops exhibit current artwork done by local Providence artists. White Electric at 711 Westminster Street serves up some of the best coffee in the city and while you’re there, you can usually see great art by some of Providence’s best and brightest artists. It’s a funky and fun place to sit for morning coffee or to drop by for a great lunch. The art on exhibit changes frequently.
This month you can see some of my FLOWER POWER upcycled flowers there, I made them using scrap vinyl tiles as a special project for Earth Day. Owners Tom and Heather are using them as table decor and in the front window. Heather is a terrific artist in her own right and is an AiRI member. She creates beautiful screen printed stationary. But, what makes White Electric even better (if that’s possible) is that, just a few doors down the sidewalk at #745 Westminster Street is West Side Arts, a local gallery run by AiRI member Jyll Ethier-Mullen.
This Saturday, May 1, AiRI will hold its Spring Arts & Crafts Show at the gallery. So, swing by White Electric this Saturday and get a cup of fair trade coffee, then walk on down to West Side Arts for a side of art and craft at AiRI’s spring show. The show is open from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm. I hope to see you there!