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July 7, 2021

Cathren Housley

The Queer Art Collective, set in the historic Exchange Street District of Pawtucket, is open to all visitors. There is no sense of exclusion upon walking through its doors, and the artwork of the current exhibit represents a very diverse collection of voices and views, from Joe Welch’s evocative, prolapsing sculptures to the surreal and timeless photographic images by Darrion Rose. But the gallery has an unusual submissions policy: Queer Artists Only Need Apply...

Art New England

July 1, 2021

Abbi Kenny

The Queer Art Collective (QAC) is one of the most recent additions to the Rhode Island art scene, opening their inaugural exhibition this past March in the Pawtucket Armory. QAC is a space devoted to highlighting, supporting, and sharing the works and stories of queer artists. It’s newest show When...


June 2, 2021

Cathren Housley

The Queer Art Collective Gallery opened its doors on Exchange Street in Pawtucket on March 5. It was an act of sheer optimism in the midst of many closures. The gallery founder, Taylor Davis, is a remarkably focused young entrepreneur on a mission – to create a safe space for queer...

The Valley Breeze

May 19, 2021

Melanie Thibeault

PAWTUCKET – A new art gallery in Pawtucket is making it its mission to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ artists to showcase their work and speak freely without being tokenized, as tends to happen in mainstream society, according to its owner...