AS220 owns and enlivens 3 mixed-use buildings in Providence's reinvigorated downtown. Our buildings offer: 5 exhibition spaces, a performance space, a black-box theater, a dance studio, a youth outreach program, a recording studio, a print shop, black & white darkrooms, a media arts lab, a fabrication and electronics lab, 58 affordable residential and work studios, an AS220 owned and operated bar and restaurant, plus a handful of locally-grown non-profit and commercial tenants. AS220′s facilities and services are available to any artist in search of a place to exhibit, perform or create original work and our classes and public-access studios are among the most affordable in the nation. We guarantee every Rhode Island resident an opportunity to share their original creative work on our stage or in our galleries.
Each year, AS220 serves thousands of diverse creators and a growing audience numbering more than 93,000. Our Empire St Performance Space hosts approximately 625 performances annually, giving around 3,000 artists an opportunity to perform on the stage. Over the course of a year, our 5 visual art galleries showcase the original creative work of more than 100 Rhode Islanders in solo, 2-person and unjuried group shows; 100-150 individuals participate each month in affordable community classes and free learning activities with our public-access art studio programs, the AS220 Industries, and 475 youth, from among the state's most under-served, engage with our free arts education and job readiness programs.