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PAC is joining with many other arts organizations to temporarily close our doors while the COVID-19 crisis continues. This means that any workshops that have been scheduled are canceled until further notice and that there are no visiting hours.

We feel that, in the spirit of helping to prevent transmission of the virus, it's the right thing to do. 

We will let you know when we're back in business. In the meantime, please follow our Facebook page at and Instagram at for announcements. Also you may email with any questions.

We will continue to keep the 2020 Pawtucket Foundation show on our walls in the hopes that we will be able to reopen soon and allow people to come in and view this amazing show.

We hope we will be back soon. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and thank you for your patience.

The PAC Board



Artwork Created During Quarantine 

Calling all PAC Members New and Old to participate in our fall 2020 show PANDEMONIUM

We want to see what our fabulous art community has been making while staying in. This is an historical, unprecedented moment in time where the entire world has had to hold its breath, hide away, and wait. For some this has been disastrous, for others merely a challenge, for some a hindrance, and still others a welcome respite from the rigors of daily life. Wherever you are on that scale (and it can change day to day!) we want to see what you’ve MADE during this time. 


OPEN TO ARTISTS in all media 2-D and 3-D (*with some restrictions, visit our prospectus page here for size limitations, hanging instructions etc.) Artists must be current PAC Members with paid up dues at the time of art drop-off. Artwork must have been made during the quarantine. If possible, please include a sentence or two writeup summing up your creative quarantine experience to be displayed with your work.


ARTWORK must be dropped off at the PAC Gallery Friday 9/18/20 4-7 and Sat 9/19/20 10-12 with art installation on Saturday 9/19/20 afternoon. We ask artists to include with their drop off- 2 copies of their artist statement and any installation instructions. We also encourage artists with specific hanging instructions to attend the install. Gallery located at 560 Mineral Spring Ave. on the first floor between the Miss Lorraine Diner and Mixed Magic Theater. 

PANDEMONIUM OPENS Thursday 9/24/20 from 5:30-7:30 with live music.

Show runs through Thursday November 12th, 2020.

Cash prizes will be awarded $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd, and $100 for third. Prizes are selected by the PAC Gallery Committee.

(*In the event of additional quarantine measures in the fall, PAC will host PANDEMONIUM as an online show. Info will be provided in late summer/early September if that happens)

Not a member? No problem, sign up now for $35 a year! Here


The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is a member-driven, fully volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists by creating awareness, education, and involvement with our members and the public-at-large.

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All drawing sessions run by

the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative

have been canceled until further notice.

Life Drawing Sessions at PAC

(life drawing session at Cornell University, mid 20th century)

PAC offers weekly life drawing sessions on most Saturday mornings.  There are occasions when class will not be offered on a particular Saturday due to other events.  Sessions are open to both members and non-members.  The nominal fee is $10 for non-members and $8 for members.  Annual membership in PAC is $35.00. To join, please visit:

All sessions are from 10am to 1pm Saturdays.    

Sessions usually include a 20 minute warm-up with multiple  short poses followed by 2/3 longer poses with breaks.  Any medium except oil paints.  Interested artists should contact  Frank (401-486-0394 or with questions or to be added to the weekly reminder as well as any late cancellation notifications.  

The Spring Collage Workshop scheduled for March 22nd has been canceled. Another will take place on May 3rd from 1:00-5:00pm to celebrate World Collage Day.

Art by Lin Collette

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists. We do this by creating awareness, education and involvement through our members.


On October 25, 2000, 25 artists led by Pat Zacks met at the Slater Mill for the first time to establish goals, bylaws, membership dues, a mission statement, a logo, and a web site and formed Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. To read more about PAC's history, year by year, click here.

Gallery Hours

Starting on November 7th, 2019, gallery hours are: Thursday 5:30 – 7:30 pm Saturday/Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Please support the sponsors that support us:


PAC thanks the City of Pawtucket for the generous Arts Organizational Grant

 PAC Mill Gallery:

560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket RI 02860 Mailing address: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative PO Box # 966 Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02862

Gallery Hours: 

Thursdays 5pm to 7pm.

Saturdays and Sundays 1pm to 5pm.

560 Mineral Spring Ave
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

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