The gallery + Venue


The Machines with Magnets gallery and venue is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, minutes from Providence and conveniently situated off I-95, exit 27 between New York and Boston. Machines with Magnets has hosted local, national and international artists and performers for over a decade. Events include art and sound exhibitions and installations, experimental music performances, performance art, film and video screenings, cultural and community events and more. The bar at Machines with Magnets is open for all events, and features classic and contemporary craft cocktails, a curated beer selection, and natural wines. The venue’s open floor plan allows for unconventional and diverse programming. The venue is connected to the main recording studio’s control room via 32 balanced mic/lines allowing for high quality recording of live performances and events.

In addition to our own programming, we welcome guest curators, artists and promoters.

If you’re interested in getting involved, click here.

The gallery is currently seeking artists and guest curators for 2020 shows.

To submit an exhibit proposal, click here.


The venue’s sound system features a Yorkville Elite EX2 system (consisting of a 1200-watt 1×18 subwoofer and dual 450-watt 1×12 full range speaker enclosures), dual Yorkville 100KW powered monitors and a Soundcraft GB2R 16/2 mixing console. The venue is equipped with an Epson HD video projector and a large projection area. The gallery and venue are well lit with track lighting and a separate lighting system for the performance area.

Sample Bar Menu

the venue + gallery