​​​The looff: a whirlwind of art, music and life is returning to Crescent Park on August 12th 2017. Building upon the success of last year’s festival, the looff 2017 will feature even more artists, artisans and entertainment. The festival committee, made up of enthusiastic members of the East Providence Arts Council, is intent on putting together an arts festival that showcases all types of art in an environment that is welcoming to everyone. Offerings for purchase include fine paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, metal works, fiber, and much more. It is our goal to make art accessible to everyone and to showcase local talent. With that goal in mind, we strive to balance the seriousness of fine art with the whimsy, playfulness and creativity which the arts are known for. This festival truly has something for everyone.

There is no admission fee to enjoy the looff. 

Crescent Park provides the perfect backdrop for this festival; from the waterfront location, to the band shell, the beautifully landscaped grounds and the work of art that is the Charles Looff Carousel, it is an ideal setting to spend a summer day. Pack up the family, bring some chairs and come out and enjoy the day. We will have food and ice cream vendors, the Carousel will be operating, and the Blount Clam Shack will be open. 

2017 Sponsors

the looff-East Providence Arts Festival is the tentpole event of EPAC. Held in August at the beautiful Crescent Park the looff is a celebration of Art, Music, and Life.

There will be multiple entertainment areas, and you never know what could pop up throughout the day! There is plenty of free parking on Bullocks Point Avenue from Riverside Square to Crescent Park, other lots will be open and there will be a trolley operating to shuttle people from designated areas to the festival. 

Entertainment Schedule: 
Main Stage
11:30 AM School of Rock

1:00 PM Holly and The Sacred Flame
1:30 PM Big Nazo
3:30 PM Trinty
5:00 PM The Legacy


Carousel Stage:
1:30 PM and 3:30 PM Mr. Whitt

Marvelous Marvin Circus Workshop

Make sure to stop by the East Providence Arts Council Information Booth, located in the gazebo, to learn more about what else we have planned and how we are working to make East Providence a thriving arts ​community.