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Celebrating Outstanding Contributions to the Arts


Date: Monday, May 22, 2017 | Attire: Creative Black Tie
Time: VIP Reception: 6pm | Ceremony and Dinner Reception: 7pm to 10pm
Location: WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St., Providence, RI 
Tickets: ($500/VIP ticket, $250/gala ticket) are now available



All proceeds benefit Trinity Rep’s artistic and educational programs. For more information, please call (401) 453-9237.

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The event is co-chaired by Brett Smiley and Jim DeRentis and Lisa Bisaccia and Robert Naparstek, with honorary co-chairs Clay Pell, Nick and Annie Pell, Tripler Pell and Tawfik Hammoud and Eames Yates, Jr.




Jessica Lange -
Pell Award for Livetime Acheivement in the Arts

Joe and Sally Dowling -
Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts

Ricardo Pitts-Wiley -
Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts

The Rhode Island State Council On The Arts -
Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts


Click here to view Past Pell Recipients.