Downtown Illumination: Strategies for Downtown Economic Prosperity

In-person session | Panel, Learn, Engage, Play, Connect

February 8, 2024 | 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Room: Assembly

Join us for a panel discussion with local business and city leaders about how they are getting creative to bring year round prosperity to Downtown Providence. One of the ways they do so is through creative installations like the current “Lumina” display. Panelists will discuss how such initiatives positively impact social engagement and economic activity.


  • 4:30-5:15 – Open networking and complimentary drinks and snacks in the Cafe Lounge space
  • 5:15-6:15 – Downtown Illumination Panel Discussion

About Lumina:

From January 19 to February 20, the Montreal-based spectacle known as Lumina will descend upon Providence bringing with it enchanting light installations and displays, curated pop-up events, and live musical performances at various locations along Dorrance Street. The event is a collaboration between The Providence Tourism Council, Providence Parks Department, 195 District Park, Providence Arts Culture and Tourism, The Avenue Concept, and the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. The goal: creating a winter festival that encourages folks to leave their cozy homes for a series of dazzling nights in the city, and support local businesses by dining and shopping.

About the Downtown Providence Park Network:

We work across nine distinct downtown public spaces, cultivating enduring connection, pride, and vibrancy throughout the generations. We work closely with The City of ProvidenceThe Providence Parks Department, and I-195 District Park and all of the community organizations enlivening our downtown parks. Learn more at:

In Partnership With:

February 8, 2024