Explore what our community has to offer with handmade works by local artists (from the Arts Festival at WaterFire!), live music, and local food. Come learn about our community partners and volunteer opportunities.
A FREE event for families and friends of all ages!
Celebrate the Sherlock Show on Tuesday, March 5th at The Atrium Gallery.
February 18 - March 15 - 2019
This exhibit featuring the works of VSA arts RI artists with disabilities honors Paul V. Sherlock, a man whose career as teacher, legislator, State Director of Special Education and advocate for people with disabilities transformed Rhode Island into becoming a place where exhibits such as this - and the unseen work that takes place to assist the artist's creative process - are possible.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
ARTIST RECEPTION & Mardi Gras !
Tuesday, March 5th, 12-2pm
RISCA's Atrium Gallery - One Capitol Hill - Providence, RI, USA
Shuttles Studio 35th Anniversary Exhibition
18 Valley St.,
Jamestown, RI 02835
Thursday, January 10th
6 pm - 8 pm
Dates: January 10 - February 22
Wed. - Sat., 10 am - 2 pm
21st for MLK Day & February 18th for Presidents’ Day
In 1984, with the help of a VSA Arts grant through
Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, The Arc of Blackstone Valley opened
Flying Shuttles Studio. Flying Shuttles was established as a vocational program
for 10 weavers with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The original
concept was that they would learn all aspects of the trade and then move on to
meaningful employment in the local textile mills. They would also focus on developing
their own product line of “rag-style” rugs to sell directly to the public. Over
the years, the weavers decided they wanted to explore new mediums: embroidery,
drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture.
35 years later, Flying Shuttles supports the creative
endeavors of 20 artists and has become as much of an art studio as a weaving
studio. Each artist works hard to develop their own style and how to promote
their work professionally.
Flying Shuttles artists
show their work regularly throughout Rhode Island and in 2017 were awarded
‘Best Affordable Art’ by Rhode Island Monthly. They have also exhibited
regionally, nationally and internationally at such venues as Davenport College
Gallery, Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, Umbrella Arts Gallery, the New
York Outsider Art Fair, Chicago’s SOFA, and the Museum of Everything, London.
The Studio is located in the “Still on Main” Building
in the Historic Arts District of Downtown Pawtucket.