View of Youth Studio and Youth Resource Center at AS220, Providence. Photo: Linda King
AS220 is a nonprofit community arts center located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. It maintains forty-seven artist live-work studios, nineteen work studios, four galleries, a performance space, restaurant and bar, community darkroom, print shop, fabrication laboratory, and the AS220 Youth Studio. The mission is to provide a forum and home for the arts as well as the creative population of Rhode Island. AS220’s facilities and services are available to all artists who need a place to exhibit, perform, or create their original artwork, especially those who cannot obtain space to exhibit or perform from traditional sources due to financial or other limitations. Exhibitions and performances are unjuried, uncensored, and open to all ages.