August 15, 2020

The Looff On Tour


What: The Looff On Tour
When: August 8th 12-6pm
Where: Various locations throughout East Providence
Contact: Rick Lawson 
Creative people Getting Creative

As we prepared for The Looff 2020 Covid-19 came along and derailed our plans. We held out hope things would get under control and we could hold our festival at Crescent Park as we have done for the last 5 years but alas that will not be the case this year.

This year we will reimage The Looff to adapt to this age of Covid-19. We have come up with The Looff On Tour.

Because we cannot gather in large groups we will combine the concept of an Open Studio Tour where artists open their home studio to the public with the concept of The Looff.

There will be 10 locations for the public to tour and check out the amazing artwork of artists and writers. The artists are excited to showcase their work.

This year with our scaled down event we will have 18 artists and 3 writers. We will also offer entertainment scaled down to acoustic duos and 3 piece bands at Stevie D’s Riverside Tavern.

The artists will be set up from Rumford down to Riverside with a few booths at Hunt’s Mills. Hunt’s Mills will also offer entertainment in the form of belly dancers and an A Capella group.

“Our goal this year is to keep the spirit of The Looff alive. We have been in a lockdown fighting the virus and we hope our event encourages people to get out and about in our great city in a way that is safe and also entertaining.” Says Rick Lawson Chairman of the East Providence Arts Council.

We will be distributing maps throughout the city as well as online for anyone who would like one.

We also plan to offer an enticement to encourage folks to visit multiple locations. Because of the fluidity of everything these days we ask that you visit our website at  to stay up to date on all activities regarding The Looff On Tour.

“Art is what we turn to these days. Music, books, movies, and creating our own art is what will carry us through these extraordinary times” Rick Lawson “Together we will get through this”.

Event Date
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Event time
12:00 PM
Rick Lawson


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