Providence gets ready for its signature arts festival

June 3, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of Providence is getting ready to kick off its signature arts festival.

PVDFest is a free, four-day festival that celebrates artists. It begins Thursday.

Performance stages, art galleries, a food village, art installations and block parties will be set up downtown. The city says there will be 18 stages, 60 food establishments and more than 1,000 artists.

It’s the festival’s fourth year.

There will be multiple road closures throughout downtown. More information is posted online .

On Friday at sunset, the city will try to break the world record for the most people dancing a choreographed bachata dance.

Mayor Jorge Elorza says this festival will be the biggest one yet, with unique programming and exciting new public art installations.