RISD Unbound is an event celebrating artists’ books, zines, and experimental printed matter created by RISD students and community, local artists and designers, as well as publishers, artists, designers, and enthusiasts from across the region. Through exhibits and sales, Unbound seeks to inspire conversations around cultural publishing in the Providence community. RISD Unbound is free and open to the public!


The next Unbound will take place Saturday, April 5, 2025 at RISD’s Fleet Library: 15 Westminster Street, Providence RI 02903.


We are no longer accepting applications for Unbound 2024. Applications for Unbound 2025 will open in February 2025.

2024 Exhibitors


How do I get to the fair?

The fair is located on the 1st floor of Fleet Library at RISD in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The building entrance is at 15 Westminster Street. Fleet Library is easily accessible by public transportation.

Where do I park?

Designated public parking lots and garages are located throughout downtown Providence. Metered street parking is also available throughout Providence. Rules and restrictions are posted on signs along the streets. 

I’m an exhibitor. What do I need to know?

Check out the Exhibitor FAQ (link: here).