a statewide celebration of RI's vast and diverse design talent



DESIGN WEEK RI is the annual showcase and celebration of design in Rhode Island. Each year, DESIGNxRI presents this multi-day, statewide event to highlight the vast and unique design asset in our state. We partner with dynamic individuals and organizations to bring over 40 events, including speakers, tours, lunches, panel conversations, parties, awards, and more.

Rhode Island is truly a hotbed of creativity and design, and in the global innovation economy, design is an important driver for change. DESIGN WEEK RI is the first event to bring together design-related gatherings and activities that showcase the innovative and economic impact of design practices across the state. Creatives, business owners, students, non-profits, entrepreneurs, partners, sponsors, and the general public converge in downtown Providence and throughout the State of Rhode Island to celebrate design.

Event Committee:

  • Jay Biethan, Co-President, AIGA RI
  • Bethany Costello, RISD
  • Jennifer Hanson, IIDA New England
  • Jenn Judge, ASLA Rhode Island
  • Lindsey, Langenburg, ASLA Rhode Island
  • Bonnie Matherand, IIDA New England
  • Cristin Searles, Newport Art Museum
  • Jennifer Space, AIAri
  • City of Providence Department of Art, Culture, & Tourism


In partnership with


1RISD     AIARI     AIGA     ASID     City of Providence     IIDA New England     RIASLA