Chrissy Stewart has her finger on the pulse of the PVD art scene. She is a booking agent that is also involved with the new Goodwill Engine Co. venue (formerly Firehouse 13). She is an acoustic performer and entrepreneur and founder of PVDLive, which showcases aspects of Providence’s inspiring arts and entertainment scene.
“Chrissy is special because she is in tune and supportive of the local scene,” musician Bob Giusti says of Stewart.
PVD Live was founded in 2016 and has become an online go-to for Rhode Islanders to see what is happening in the city as they make their plans for the night, day, weekend, etc. The tagline, “Where you should be in Providence,” is fitting, as they give a rundown of what the latest city trends are in the music, art, food and shopping scenes. PVDLive also books and promotes their own events.
“She is very involved with the Columbus Theatre community as well,” Giusti adds, and she’s the co-founder of the Divine Providence Festival, which brings PVD entertainers out to share their talents with other RI communities each year.
Goodwill Engine Co had a successful soft opening this past May, leaving many patrons impressed with what they saw and excited for the venue to be fully operational. Plans are in place to include a café and hostel in addition to concert space.
“Chrissy is pretty laid back,” Giusti says of her attitude and approach to illuminating the many fantastic activities PVD has to offer, including her own endeavors. “She would welcome attention like this because it helps her promotion, not because of ego.”
You can find PVD Live online at pvdlive.com and on social media. Goodwill Engine CO is located at 41 Central St. Like them on Facebook to keep track of progress and announcements, and read our feature on them in our next issue.