Did you miss the Opening Night VIP Party for PVDFest last year? Are you interested in becoming a Champion for the Arts?

Be a part of the cultural event of the year by joining the host committee for the PVDFest Opening Night Party at The Dorrance Providence on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

2017 Opening Night Party Co-Chairs

Johnnie Chace, Pat Moran, Katie Petrie and Libby Slader

Host Committee 

(This could be YOU!)

Add your name to an impressive list of Providence’s Champions for the Arts! Your involvement will give you access to an exclusive preview of the festival artists and guarantees all-day access to our Saturday VIP hospitality area at PVDFest, which allows you to enjoy the festival in an intimate setting. Click here for additional details.



Becoming a Champion of the Arts includes an exclusive Friday night preview of internationally-known pioneers of vertical dance, BANDALOOP, headliner for PVDFest 2017.

It is through your generous support that we are able to produce this one-of-a-kind annual arts festival that builds Providence’s reputation as the Creative Capital and is an important opportunity to help drive the economic success of the City. Thank you!

PVDFest Grand Marshals will be announced at the Opening Night VIP Party on June 2! Past grand marshals include:

2016: Howard Ben Tre and Rose Weaver

2015: Carolyn Rafaelian and Eugene Lee