Our first Urban Pond Procession was held in 2008, launching an annual Rhode Island tradition and a non-profit organization called UPP Arts. After 10 years of grassroots community engagement and inventive arts projects, UPP Arts will have created 24 unique projects working with 13 in- and out-of-school time programs in Providence and Cranston, involving over 35 teachers, 20 teaching artists, and nearly 1000 students.
Sponsors like you make all of this important work happen. We demonstrate as a community our commitment to sustaining important places in Rhode Island’s urban landscape.
Thank you for your support as we pass the torch on May 13th during our final procession. You are helping UPP Arts fulfill its mission to engage artists and communities in public artmaking for the purpose of celebrating and building stewardship of our shared environment. We believe in a Rhode Island where civic engagement around strengthening our environment is paramount to our quality of life.
For more info about the 2017 Procession, please visit www.upparts.org/the-procession.