We are both Providence natives and residents. Casandra writes poetry and short stories, and has dabbled in painting, photography, and illustration. Spocka is a musician and performer, event curator, and creates visual art. Growing up, we benefited from local creative opportunities.
And so we felt a need to bring more of those opportunities to our community. The idea of opening this public, art-centered space together floated around for about three years. Our goal was to build a creative hub for art and music but also a place to host events, meetings, workshops, and classes. On September 7th, 2019 - we opened Public.
Since then, we've had 85 makers in our shop, 50 artists in our gallery, 12 muralists, and 8 local authors in our book corner. We've hosted regular open mics, a dinner in the gallery series, a secret comedy show, a film screening, a self-care pop-up, 4 artist-curated events, a collage night, dance night, a panel discussion, and vintage pop-up (as of March 2020).
Public: a space that welcomes all members of the community
to experience and interact with art.
If you'd like to contact us, please email