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Directions: XOS is easy to get to from Route 95, just 500 feet from Exit 29.

From the north (Massachusetts): Take Route 95 south to Exit 29. At the end of the ramp, go straight and make a right on to Broadway. Parking is available in the lot on Broadway. Exchange Street is at the light. Look for banners on the buildings where XOS is taking place.

From the south (Providence): Take Route 95 to Exit 29 and where the ramp divides, stay to the left taking you to Broadway. At the stop sign, take a left and park in the lot on the left. Exchange Street is at the light. Look for banners on the buildings where XOS is taking place. The buildings are all within easy walking distance of each other.

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EVENT LOCATIONS in renovated historic buildings

1 - XOS: Riverfront Lofts 

10 Exchange Court: Built in 1904 and served as the Lebanon Knitting Mill and other industries until the 1960’s when it was sold to J&K Jewelry.  J&K occupied a small portion of the building until it was sold in 2002, to Blackstone Exchange, a development company. The Lebanon Building was combined with an adjoining building, formerly the Vesta Knitting Mill (makers of woolen and cotton underwear) and developed as work/live condominiums in 2004.


2 - XOS: Blackstone Studios

163 Exchange Street: Built in 1880, the Rhode Island Card Board Company complex consists of two brick industrial buildings linked at the street elevation. At this location, cardboard manufacturing machines produced shirt collars, photographical materials, wedding stationery, tubes, and other materials. In 1889, the company was producing 8,000 pounds of cardboard products daily. Morris and Phyllis Nathanson purchased the buildings in 1976 and converted one of the buildings into the first work/live lofts in Pawtucket. This has been the home of Morris Nathason Design, several design firms and artists' studios ever since.

3 - XOS: Mad Dog Artist Studios

65 Blackstone Avenue: Built circa 1900 in red brick, the building was eventually to house the offices and manufacturing facilities of The Halliwell Company when the company was formed in 1916. The Halliwell company was a bleacher and dyer of textile fabric. The company was owned locally by the Halliwell family and was in existence until the very end of the 1930's. The building was subsequently used by a jewelry manufacturer and now is home to a label and package manufacturer. Recent repurposing has been carried out by Mark House to accommodate a gym and an open members' art studio /gallery.


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