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Thursday, September 13

Sep 13

Art After Dark: Inflatable Lawn Party! (Rain or Shine!)

  • Newport Art Museum
  • 5:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • 76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

The Newport Art Museum is kicking off DESIGNxRI’s fifth annual DESIGN WEEK RI in Newport with an extraordinary sunset lawn party and inflatable playscape by Pneuhaus! A design collective...

Sep 13

AS220 COMMUNITY PRINTSHOP PRESENTS: DRINK + INK SEPTEMBER 2018

  • AS220
  • 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 131 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903

Let the printers at the AS220 Community Printshop guide you through several low-key and fun printing projects in a relaxed environment. Hang out, socialize, and learn from the welcoming members...

Sep 13

DESIGN WEEK RI 2018 Kickoff Party

  • DESIGNxRI + Rathbone Studios
  • 7:00 pm — 11:00 pm
  • 47 Rathbone St., Providence, RI

Join us for this Kick Off Party for DESIGN WEEK RI 2019 featuring Designers in Bands! Celebrating the preservation of 47 Rathbone St - a former food warehouse market turned creative maker...

Friday, September 14

Saturday, September 15

Sep 15

TYPE x DESIGN Block Party

  • AIGA RI
  • 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • 46 Aborn St, Providence, RI 02903

AIGA Rhode Island HOSTS: TYPExDESIGN BLOCK PARTY A celebration of Typography during Design Week RI 2018! + Type station by DWRI Letterpress + Type interactive by Graphic Innovations + Type interactive by Studio Rainwater +...

Sunday, September 16

Monday, September 17

Sep 17

Featured Speaker: Alex Hornstein - Chasing the Hologram

  • Looking Glass Factory
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 1005 Main Street, Suite 8111, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Four years ago, Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne co-founded their startup Looking Glass Factory to take holograms out of the realm of science fiction and into reality. This is the...

Tuesday, September 18

Sep 18

Keynote Speaker: Ashleigh Axios - Still Hopey, Changey

  • RISD
  • 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
  • 7 Canal Walk, Providence River Greenway Providence, RI 02903

**The location has now changed to RISD Auditorium, 7 Canal Walk, Providence River Greenway. The new location is right across the street from the original location (Chace Center). If you have...

Wednesday, September 19

Sep 19

Why Design In Olneyville?

  • Studio MEJA
  • 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
  • 11 Aleppo St, Providence, RI 02909

Olneyville began at Olneyville Square in the early 18th century as a center of trade with a nearby Narragansett village. The settlement grew significantly around 1785, as a mill district hence...

Sep 19

RI Design Community: Making a Grand Entrance

  • ASID NE
  • 5:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 1005 Main St. #1201 Pawtucket, RI 02860 United States

Rhode Island’s top interior designers will showcase their creative talents at the American Society of Interior Designers’ Entry Tablescape Competition: Making a Grand Entrance. This festive event will be...

Sep 19

Marathon Clambake

  • DESIGNxRI
  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 60 Valley Street Providence, RI 02909

Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of...

Thursday, September 20

Sep 20

A Closer Look at Designing for Doris w/ David Webb archivists, Dianne Batista & Lev Higgs

  • Newport Restoration
  • 4:30 pm — 7:00 pm
  • 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

David Webb archivists Dianne Batista and Levi Higgs will explore the intersecting interests of David Webb and Doris Duke in this special tour of Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry...

Friday, September 21

Sep 21

Growing Your Design Business

  • GS10KSB
  • 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
  • 32 Custom House St, Providence, RI 02903

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses invites you for cocktails and conversation with local prominent designers about how to grow your design business. Our speakers are three design business owners who graduated...

Sep 21

Small Builds, Big Futures: A Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis in Providence

  • ONE Neighborhood Builders
  • 5:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 393 Broad St, Providence, RI 02907

The demand for suitable, affordable housing in Providence appears to be increasing with no end in sight. Unfortunately, rising construction costs and shrinking public subsidies are making it more and...

Sep 21

Shaping Experience and Community through Design

  • PellOverton Architects and iolabs
  • 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm
  • 199 Anthony St, East Providence, RI 02914

How do decisions about our physical environment shape our daily experiences? From ergonomic seating to lighting controls, it is commonly acknowledged that the design of our surroundings has critical impact...

Sep 21

Elmwood Studios Open House

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

Elmwood Studios is a shared space made up of four design businesses based here in Rhode Island: Nest Homeware, Oblique Studio, Studio Endo and Work-Shop. We’re a group of...

Saturday, September 22

Sep 22

Waterfire Providence

  • Waterfire Providence
  • 6:30 pm — 11:00 pm
  • Providence, RI

This award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of...