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The Venue + GALLERY


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.

private events

A unique and comfortable multipurpose space, Machines with Magnets features a minimal, midcentury modern aesthetic.  With vintage and custom seating, an open floor plan, full bar, and professional sound and video equipment, MWM is one of a kind, memorable, and highly adaptable to suit your needs.

MWM hosts a wide variety of events including wedding ceremonies and receptions, showers, brand activations, birthday and other special occasion parties, team meetings, holiday and corporate parties, conference kick-off events, fundraisers, and more.

Choosing MWM for your next event also supports our affordable, publicly available art and music programming, and gives back to a vibrant local, regional, and national community of artists and performers who exhibit at Machines with Magnets.



Open for all events, the bar at Machines with Magnets offers a wide variety of beer, wine, house cocktails, classic and modern classic cocktails, mixed drinks, and non-alcoholic options.  We juice all of our citrus the day of your event and make our syrups from fresh ingredients.  Our beer, wine, and spirits program focuses on products that are made locally, sustainably, and/or on a small scale.

the venue + gallery


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.