The arts are an integral part of Rhode Island’s economy, putting millions of dollars in circulation in the state each year. In addition, they greatly enrich the experience of living here. Like our beautiful beaches, ports and institutions of higher education, they are part of what makes Rhode Island wonderful.
BY BARNABY EVANS VALERIE TALMAGE
From Westerly to Woonsocket and Providence to Portsmouth, Rhode Island’s arts and cultural organizations are breathing new life into our cities and towns. Interest is strong, national reviews are glowing, visitors are flocking to fill Rhode Island restaurants, hotels and shops. Main streets, neighborhoods and downtown districts statewide have been revitalized by the theaters, museums, choirs, gallery nights and arts openings in their communities. New residents and businesses are captivated by Rhode Island's rich arts scene and architectural treasures.