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Wednesday, September 13

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Your Blue Store: Inventing a New Kind of Retail

  • September 13, 2017
  • 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield RI, Kelly Taylor Interior Design, KITE Architects
  • Highland Commons, 71 Highland Ave, East Providence, RI 02914

“What are we selling?” This is the question KITE and KTID first asked Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) in regards to designing their new retail concept: Your...

Thursday, September 14


Experiential Learning by Design

  • September 14, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • IYRS
  • IYRS School of Technology and Trades (Brooks Building), 449 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840

High-tech innovation is rapidly reshaping the modern learning community. Delivering a high quality educational experience is different today. At IYRS, our students engage in making high-caliber 3-dimensional objects at scale....


These Walls Can Talk: Celebrating Doris Duke as Tastemaker

  • September 14, 2017
  • 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
  • Design New England
  • 680 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Fine and decorative arts connoisseur, fashion icon, and preservationist, Doris Duke (1912-1993) left an indelible mark on all things design. Design New England magazine channeled her astute taste and style...

Sunday, September 17

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Designing Traditions in Textiles

  • September 17, 2017
  • 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
  • RISD Museum
  • 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02903

RISD textile design students share innovations and techniques used to create new work inspired by Asian textiles and clothing from the Museum’s collections. This new work is on view...

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10,000 SUNS: Cultivating the Urban Landscape through Seeds and Community

  • September 17, 2017
  • 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm
  • 10,000 SUNS
  • Between S. Main St., S. Water St., and Dollar St, Providence RI, 02903

Come for a tour of the 10,000 SUNS Project led by Landscape Architect Adam E. Anderson, in which the project’s artistic, cultural, political, and ecological pursuits will be highlighted. The...

Monday, September 18

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A Landscape Designer’s Personal Garden

  • September 18, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
  • Louis Raymond Designs
  • 495 Main Street, Hopkinton, RI 02833

Personal gardens are different from client gardens not just in degree but in species. Client gardens are created, willingly and with joy, to solve the problems and satisfy the dreams...

Tuesday, September 19

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Print Shop Tour with DWRI Letterpress

  • September 19, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • DWRI Letterpress
  • 40 Rice St. Suite 1, Providence, RI 02907

Join DWRI Letterpress for an introduction to letterpress printing. You’ll get a tour of our shop and an in depth history of letterpress printing from inception to modern techniques....

Wednesday, September 20


Handprinted - Natural Fibers and Organic Forms

  • September 20, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Willywaw
  • 31 Sextant Lane, Narragansett, RI 02882

Inspired by organic forms, from seaweed to mushroom spore prints, Ashley’s work grows from her observations of nature and are transported onto a range of textiles, paper and prints....

Friday, September 22


Balancing Buildings and Landscapes: Revitalizing Lincoln Woods Beach Complex - Cancelled due to Wind

  • September 22, 2017
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
  • Brewster Thornton Group Architects, and Landscape Elements LLC
  • Parking lot at Lincoln Woods State Park - Directions in description

On the shore of Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park, three new buildings anchor a revitalized landscape that welcomes visitors to one of the most popular parks in the...

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Elmwood Studios Party

  • September 22, 2017
  • 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • Elmwood Studios
  • 160 Narragansett Ave, Unit 2 Providence, RI

Nest Homeware, Oblique Studio, Studio Endo, and Work-Shop Design Studio celebrate one year in their shared shop space - Elmwood Studios. Come tour the studio, see what we’re working...

Saturday, September 23

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Doors Open RI Festival

  • September 23, 2017
  • 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
  • Doors Open RI
  • Throughout Providence

Imagine receiving a set of keys to historic homes, theaters, sacred spaces, secret vaults, studios and more for free. For one day the Doors Open RI Festival will provide you...

Sunday, September 24

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Suydam + Diepenbrock: Two Designers, Two Studios, A Way of Life

  • September 24, 2017
  • 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
  • Didi Suydam and Peter Diepenbrock
  • 32 Hamilton Avenue, Jamestown, RI 02835

Join Peter Diepenbrock and Didi Suydam at their studios in Jamestown and learn how they have approached their respective practices in sculpture, contemporary jewelry and design. Since graduating from RISD...