Design the Night
Design your own summer night with mind-bending installations, quirky art-making, and treats from local makers.
On the Chace Plaza, watch the sparks fly as artists demonstrate metalsmithing techniques on the Steel Yard's mobile blacksmithing trailer. Grab a specialty cocktail from The East End and locally sourced food from Rhody Roots, while you groove to the sounds of Nova One with Roz Raskin and friends.
Step inside to immerse yourself in a silly and serious spectacle as Jess Brown, aka the Lady J, occupies the Grand Gallery with an interactive installation questioning race and pop culture. Take part in a haunting storytelling game with Janaya Kizzie and the ritual art collective We Gather, and join a participatory experience designed by artist Andrew Oesch and members of the 2019 Summer Teen Intensive program. Take a peek behind the scenes with Site Specific and Ed Wojcik Architect, and find your own creative voice with a hands-on activity for the whole family led by Hernan Jourdan.
Free! Enter at 20 North Main Street for this event.
Design the Night is sponsored by Site Specific with additional programming support from the Zennovation Fund. RISD Museum is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and with the generous partnership of the Rhode Island School of Design, its Board of Trustees, and Museum Governors.