Convergence International Arts Festival, Founder/Curator

Considered one of the premiere arts festivals in the country, the Convergence International Arts Festival was founded, curated and directed by Bob Rizzo from 1988 - 2003.

Over the course of those sixteen years Convergence grew from a one-day festival into a three-week statewide celebration centered in the heart of downtown Providence with satellite sites spread throughout Rhode Island. Convergence featured an annual year long exhibition of temporary large-scale public sculpture and installations by nationally and internationally recognized artists. These works were installed throughout Providence, on street corners, in public parks and plazas and even in unexpected alley ways creating a free sculpture park that was accessible to the public 365 days a year. Other elements of the festival were the nationally recognized Convergence Film Festival, the Providence Street Painting Festival, numerous world-class musical, theatrical and dance performances as well as collaborations and exchanges with artists from the Netherlands, England, Japan, Canada, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, Macedonia, and Poland.


For more info:

https://www.convergenceartfestivalprovidence.com/