JENNIFER VINEGAR AVERY: The Fainting Room, The Vanity Table: A Period Piece or Cats and Pansies go f@*^ yourself photo credit: Winnie Gier

Jennifer Vinegar Avery will present a sneak peak of their performance/ instillation The Fainting Room, The Vanity Table: A Period Piece.

Paintings made by paranormal investigators and girl scouts. Terrible monsters. Cats and cemeteries, women and demons. Witches, feral children and mother. FRIENDS. Poison gardens, poison colors. Pansies Pansies Pansies. Patchwork. Beautiful nightmares.Haptic-corporeal experience and knowledge with terpsichorean base notes.

Tapestries, vanities, if you please.

Color Poll installation & performance by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sanchez

 Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sanchez is a Colombian performance and visual artist. He is a resident artist at AS220 in Providence, and is a member of the 2012 EMERGENYC cohort at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics. Lundberg Torres Sanchez is the recipient of NEA funding through AS220’s 2017 Community Live Arts Residency and is RISCA’s 2018 Merit Fellow in Film & Video and their 2017 Merit Fellow in New Genres.
 For FOO Fest, Lundberg Torres Sanchez presents Color Poll. Inspired by Hans Haacke’s MoMA Poll (1970), Color Poll is an interactive polling station where the public collaborates on naming and renaming colors, and explores the culture of color-naming across household paint companies.


Our Lives Are Rivers/Nuestras vidas son los ríos (–Jorge Manrique)

Leslie will be bringing her looms from her studio outside to Empire Street during Foo Fest 2017.   Please join her in weaving a new work that will be installed when completed in the Open Window at 115 Empire Street.

Leslie Atik has a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA in fibers from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, as well as degrees in Spanish literature and linguistics from UCLA. Leslie works in a variety of media, drawing on her interests in pattern, language, and textile practices from around the world. She has exhibited her work widely, and has been awarded several fellowships, including a Career Development Fellowship from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. She has taught at Tyler School of Art, and has led workshops in a variety of settings, including RISD’s Continuing Education program.   Leslie lives and works in Providence, RI, where she maintains a studio at AS220.

Come and share your anxieties about climate change and other pressing worries with Kate Schapira at the Climate Anxiety Counseling Booth. For five cents (which goes to the Environmental Justice League), you can have a nonjudgmental conversation about your fears, learn some ways to respond to the threat of climate change in Rhode Island, and take home a drawing of one of your nonhuman neighbors. If you give permission, Kate will add your concerns to the Climate Anxiety Counseling website for others to recognize:

AS220: The Movie!

A feature-length documentary about AS220 is happening, and the people crazy enough to tackle this project want YOU to visit their media station at FooFest!  See what they’ve put together so far! Share your stories, memories, gripes, testimonials, ideas and AS220-related STUFF (photos, videos, recordings in any format, random memorabilia, etc.) They’ll be set up to copy whatever you bring and will be recording short video testimonials. Want to be involved but can’t make it to FooFest? Contact

  P.O.P. – Pixie of Potentiality: interactive performance
Community Paper Quilt
Using native and non-native plant species of Rhode Island we invite the community members of Providence to make paper sheets to add to our community paper quilt.
Mr PPHO & Jess Artigliere
lessons on folding scary/spooky/cute/creepy orgami
Carmel Dundon
Masks & Crowns & Craftiness
Fun for all ages!
La Feria returns to AS220 for its third iteration! La Feria, an artisans market, first debuted at AS220 Main Stage in 2015, gathering 22 vendors from thirteen different countries.  It was originally called La Feria Artesanal Latinoamericana or Latin American Artisans’ Fair.   Local artisans working on diverse mediums will gather to sell their art/crafts at the Black Box Theatre this time during Foo Fest on August 12, 2017. Please join us!
AS220 Industries is a collection of community workspaces and resources that offers affordable, project-based, experiential learning in digital fabrication, printmaking and media arts. By providing access to studio space, tools of the trade, and varied training opportunities, AS220 Industries fosters a diverse and dynamic environment for learning and making. With our democratic and hands-on approach, students are encouraged to engage in peer-to-peer learning and teaching as they explore, create, and innovate.
The mission of Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth Inc. is to provide free professional art-based education and training to Providence youth in a fully developed community-based arts center that reflects, encourages, and promotes the rich ethnic diversity of Providence, our capital city. CityArts’ mission is to ensure our capital city’s most challenged youth access to quality arts programs—unhindered by socio-economic barriers, and celebrating the arts as a means to youth empowerment, community building, and social change.

The Steel Yard is an award-winning industrial arts center, a manufacturer of custom and functional public-art, a craft school and shared studio, and Providence’s most unique private outdoor venue.

Gather Glass – Glass Blowing Demos

Gather is an embryonic space of possibility where free will, creativity and passion give birth to our vision.  We are a naturally evolving project and grow as relationships are made.  Currently our hot shop and glass art gallery is open at 521 Atwells Avenue in Providence.  Next door at 519 Atwells Avenue Gather Cafe is being thoughtfully and sustainably created with the help of local craftspeople.  Gather Farm is located just 3.5 miles away at 378 Greenville Avenue in Johnston.

The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, (RIMOSA), creates hands-on, open-ended exhibits and programs – for older children and adults – that emphasize the traits shared by both artists and scientists; curiosity, observation, experimentation and communication.  At Foo Fest, they will bring a selection of interactive learning experiences that people of all ages can use to experiment with science and art together.
Please stop by our table to receive a personal poem from one of our guest RI poets! 
Free Tarot Card Readings! 
This event is sponsored by Tina Cane, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island 
and in collaboration with Gemstone Readings and Barrow Street Press
Participating Poets
plus more guest poets!
Paper Marbling Demos