ArtSmart Produces the Art Providence Show, which in 2017 replaced the long-running, highly successful RISD Annual Holiday Sale upon its cancellation. The show is now open to artists of all backgrounds, including but not limited to RISD alumni.
The mission of ArtSmart is to help artists, makers and designers make a living selling their work through producing high-caliber events that feature them and their work in innovative, engaging ways. Our primary focus is our artists, for it is they who create objects of beauty, utility, and wonder that enrich our lives every day.
Likewise, at and beyond our events, we strive to inform the public of the intrinsic value of handmade objects. We make the Art Providence Show an immersive experience that starts with interaction with the artists themselves in a festive, fun environment and (hopefully) culminates in the purchase of a piece that will bring joy for years to come.