The members of Public Art Works believe that the arts contribute greatly as a core component in building livable and sustainable communities. Involvement of the arts helps citizens engage in a celebration of place and make their communities dynamic places to live and work.

Member of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare and recipient of private funding and grants from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), Public Art Works has worked with and collaborated on several art projects, murals and installations at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with Lifespan Arts Coordinator, Paula Most. Most recently, the Pediatric Imaging Sedation Center at Hasbro was transformed from bare walls and a space void of art to one of renewed energy with color and animated imagery that tells a story to all ages.

Since 2009, Public Art Works has worked closely with Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s (HHCRI) President and CEO, Diana Franchitto. As art consultants, gallery coordinators and installers in their new facility on North Main Street in Providence, the new venture has proven to be not only appreciated by the staff at HHCRI, but also needed as a welcome respite by family and friends of resident patients at the facility. 

Public Art Works welcomes the opportunity to meet with you to discuss an art project or program that may be created and tailored toward your group or audience.

We can help to implement projects and programs to meet the individualized needs of your organization, while maintaining your core values and mission:

  • Assist in the creative direction of internal and exterior space
  • Propose criteria upon which art works will be selected
  • Assist with outreach to artists, galleries, schools, and other art resources
  • Create and oversee a call for submissions or request for proposal and evaluate works according to established criteria
  • Assist with placement and installation considerations for selected art