Jul 15, 2019

Art Connection - RI Summer Exhibit

Join Flying Shuttles artists:  Paul Almeida, Brenda Wilkinson, Nancy McParlin and Alfred Smith this Thursday for a Gallery Night Reception at The URI Providence Art Gallery.

May 5, 2019

Pop Up Shop May 11th at The Collaborative

Saturday, May 11, 2019
12:00 AM - 4:30PM
The Collaborative 
498 Main St. Warren, RI

Apr 15, 2019

WaterFire Art & Craft Festival ~ April 20th

Mar 2, 2019

Visiting the icebergs at Brown ~ 2018

33 degrees @ Bell Gall Spring 2018

VSA Arts at The Atrium

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


Tuesday, March 5th, 12-2pm

RISCA's Atrium Gallery - One Capitol Hill - Providence, RI, USA

Jan 8, 2019

Weave The Trees ~ 35th Anniversary Exhibition at JAC

Weave The Trees
Flying Shuttles Studio 35th Anniversary Exhibition
  Jamestown Arts Center
18 Valley St.,
Jamestown, RI 02835
Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 10th
6 pm - 8 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 10 - February 22
Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sat., 10 am - 2 pm
Closed: January 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.



Nov 29, 2018

Annual Holiday Open Studio ~ December 6th

Annual Holiday Open Studio
Flying Shuttles Studio
Thursday, December 6th
Fine Art & Craft
Sale Items and Specials
Weaving Demonstrations
  Meet the Artists