June FREE for ALL Saturday

June 24, 2023 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free, Fun, Festive and For ALL

With Generous Support from

Meet our Artists and Collaborators


June Artist-in-Residence Heather McMordie
An artist, educator, and curator based in Providence, RI, Heather’s work explores the complexities of soil science and environmental restoration through prints, puzzles, artist books, and interactive installations.

Silvermoon Mars LaRose (Narragansett/Niantic) is the Assistant Director of the Tomaquag Museum. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Silvermoon has worked in tribal communities for nearly 30 years serving in the areas of health and human services, education, and humanities to foster Indigenous empowerment through education, community building, and the sharing of cultural knowledge and traditional arts.


Established in 1958 the Tomaquag Museum is Rhode Island’s only Indigenous led museum dedicated to sharing the traditions, stories, and lifeways of the Indigenous peoples of Southern New England.


Bhen Alan is a performance artist whose work speaks to how, in Filipino culture, clothing, textile, and costumery is a main form of identification of certain ethnic groups, social status, and dance traditions and as signifiers of identity. Through his performances, Alan attempts to protect their own and their ancestors stories, histories, bodies, and rights.

Dragonfly Marie is a folk/Americana duo consisting of Mary Ann Rossoni (vocals, guitar) and Valerie Larkin (bass, guitar, mandolin, vocals). They perform a vast repertoire of original songs from Mary Ann’s years as a recording and touring artist, as well as interpretations of songs by diverse songwriters such as John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Leonard Cohen, and the Beatles. More information on upcoming performances can be found at www.facebook.com/DragonflyMarieBand

Newport Pride supports and works with the LGBTQ+ community and its allies in the Newport, RI area. We advocate for equality and more inclusive policies, safe and welcoming spaces, provide resources and education to expand community understanding, support diverse LGBTQ+ identities and history, and produce events for people to connect, learn, and celebrate.