We are located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Mercantile Building at 131 Washington St. in downtown Providence. Our main entrance is at the rear of the Mercantile, on Lucie Way, a pedestrian walkway accessed via Mathewson St. For elevator and handicapped access, use the front entrance of the Mercantile Building.
Our other membership options are unavailable; we are in the middle of planning some BIG things for the future of this program. A new membership model will start in Spring or Summer of 2022.
What is PAYG?
PAYG, or, Pay As You Go, is exactly as it sounds. You pay for each hour of time you spend using a resource in the Industries plus a one time admin fee. You have access to the Industries during our public hours (see below).
$20 admin fee + $15 per hour
And if you are BIPOC, you get 25% off the admin fee and the $15 per hour fee.
Why is PAYG the only membership option available?
This membership offering is closely related to the new membership model we are currently developing than other membership tiers we used to offer, like volunteer monthly and standard monthly.
But what if I am a resident of AS220?
You can become a member too! And we have a special tier of membership just for you.
As a resident of AS220, you get free 6 hours of shop time per month. Each additional hour of shop time is available for a discounted rate of $10. Even though you’re a resident, you still only have access to the space during public hours (see below).
And if you are BIPOC, you get 25% off the $10 per hour fee
If you would like to the become a member, please email our Membership Manager at email@example.com to get the process started!
If you are curious about our space / the direction our program is going in, feel free to call us, email us or stop by during public hours. Public hours are by appointment only. To set up a time to visit, please email INDUSTRIES@AS220.ORG. We look forward to meeting you!
Thursday: 12pm to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
December 10, 2021
News: A belated celebration of “A Seat at the Table”
By Narvan Hilliard
“We are a bit belated in celebrating this exhibition here on our blog, but we want to thank Hannah Liongoren and all of the participating artists for the immense amount of work they did to make this incredible show happen. The exhibition was installed in our resident gallery here at AS220 during October of 2021. I hope your enjoy learning and reading about this project.”
Madison Emond, AS220 Industries Membership Coordinator
A Seat at the Table is an AS220 Industries Community Show Organized by Hannah Liongoren and Madison Emond. It is a collective response to the isolation that the pandemic presented to the community over the last year. It served as an invitation to Industries Members to reflect and introspect on what it meant to be constrained at home in front of our screens, seated in individual chairs, moving from one virtual group to another, while coping with the uncertainty of this time.
The exhibit features individually painted cut-out chair silhouettes submitted by Industries members, each representing the furniture that literally carried their weight during the long months of social distancing.
Each chair was cut on our CNC machine by Larry Zagorsky, a long time member of the Industries and resident at AS220.
“During this time, we have literally, and in some ways, metaphorically,
avoided sharing tables and other space with others outside of our small
bubbles. As an organization, AS220 relied heavily on in-person
serendipitous encounters among strangers, collaborators, performances,
skill-share learning, and other human ties. Over a year of social distancing,
AS220 Industries moved its programming online and we did our best to
recreate this human connection virtually”
Hannah Liongoren, Industries Member and Curator of Exhibition
A Seat at the Table is a gathering of these chairs that witness this unprecedented period in our human existence, evoking the experience of sharing a table and stories with those you care about. As we have adapted to the lack of physical interaction, these handcrafted objects, bearing the marks of our hands serve as a physical manifestation of our collective memory”
Participating artists include: Hannah Liongoren, Larry Zagorsky, Jeffrey Yoo Warren, Salina Ting, Nadine Almada, Shannon Kennelly, Neal Walsh, Sara Inacio, Lara Henderson, Sarina Mitchel, Ryan Dean, Leigh Waldron-Taylor, Keri King, Madison Emond
Hannah Liongoren is an illustrator and designer pursuing a masters’ degree in Interior Architecture focused on Adaptive Reuse in Rhode Island School of Design.
Madison Emond, the Membership Coordinator of AS220 Industries, is a photographer, sculptor, climate justice activist, and Fulbright Scholar. She lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island where Emond is the Membership Coordinator of AS220 Industries. She graduated from Bard College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography and has been featured in various publications and exhibitions in the New York area, Providence, RI, Asheville, NC and Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
A Seat at the Table was located at the Resident Gallery, 131 Washington St, Providence during October 2021
November 16, 2021
News: Membership Closed
We know this is disappointing news. It took so long for the Industries to reopen to the public. When we were able to open our membership up this past June, we had a large influx of folx join us! It has been so exciting to meet new local creatives and reconnect with longtime members, building up our Industries community once again. This reopening process solidified our understanding of how vital a space like ours is to the Providence community.
Over these past few months, it has become clear to us that the current structure of our program is not serving the community to the max. We have a lot of room to grow. Our membership program is in need of transformation and we can only do that if we pause bringing new members into the mix. We are hoping to roll out a completely new format of membership to the public in Summer 2022. We promise that something better is on the way.
We hope you understand and we appreciate your patience.
In the meantime, we will continue to offer classes here at the Industries. Our current offerings will always be listed at https://as220-shop.myshopify.com/
If you have any questions, feel free to email our Membership Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
our Education Coordinator at email@example.com