The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was huge success!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Art, Events, WaterFire Arts Center | No Comments
The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was huge success!

Thank you to all who attended the official grand opening and Ribbon Burning ceremony at the WaterFire Arts Center. We were honored to kick things off with a wonderful rendition of Summertime by the inimitable Rose Weaver. A big thank as well to all of the community leaders that joined us to share their thoughts on WaterFire…

Q&A with The Green Beast of Rhode Island

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Art, Story Telling | 2 Comments
Q&A with The Green Beast of Rhode Island

During the summer, Green Beast can be spotted at various WaterFire Lightings interacting with humans and prowling the riverfront. You’d recognize him instantly: tall fellow, white mask, covered in moss and swamp and greenery. Since it’s his down-time, I was able to get in touch with the mysterious and elusive Mr. Beast to shed some…

Introducing the new NetWorks Rhode Island Website

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Art | No Comments
Introducing the new NetWorks Rhode Island Website

WaterFire is pleased to be partnered with Dr. Joseph Chazan in continuing his original project with Bert Crenca of AS220, in creating a new, permanent online resource for NetWorks Rhode Island. For the first time, the 113 NetWorks Rhode Island video portraits, most directed by Richard Goulis, are aggregated and presented in a cross- referenced, updated…

Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

WaterFire Providence was created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 with his “First Fire.” This first fire became a hit and in years since, WaterFire Providence has expanded to include over 80 Braziers that are lit throughout their events every season. The Providence Journal spoke of Waterfire Providence in 1997 describing WaterFire as, “the most popular…

June 13th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Art, Events | 3 Comments
June 13th, 2015 – Full Lighting

The event is being sponsored by: National Grid National Grid delivers the energy to the places where Rhode Islanders live, work and play. This year, we are once again proud to be a sponsor of WaterFire Providence to help shine a light on the rich cultural heritage of our community. Please visit www.nationalgrid.com and connect…

Megan and Murray McMillan’s “The Coal Bin Project”

Megan and Murray McMillan’s “The Coal Bin Project”

Please join us for a special evening with WaterFire Providence’s first Artists in Residence, Megan and Murray McMillan, for a Processional and Launch Performance of “The Coal Bin Project.” In November 2012, WaterFire Providence purchased a historic, industrial property at 475 Valley Street which we are transforming into the organization’s headquarters, a public art incubator and…

15 Seconds of Flames Film Fest Nominees

15 Seconds of Flames Film Fest Nominees

Thanks to everyone who submitted their films to our 15 Seconds of Flame Film Fest. We had a lot of fun submissions from our August 10th Lighting. After reviewing all of the submissions we decided that the film “Falling at WaterFire” was this week’s staff pick; congrats to @Donovan, your funny and creative film made…

WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza Featured Artist: Mike Bryce

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Art, Creative Placemaking | 3 Comments
WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza Featured Artist: Mike Bryce

WaterFire, in partnership with Bryce Studio, will begin hosting an artisan market, WarterFire Arts Festival Plaza, featuring artists and fine artisans who create handmade jewelry, sculpture, glass, paintings, photography, prints, and ceramics to display and sell their work during WaterFire nights beginning July 13. This outdoor show will be held on Washington Street, in the…

The “lend your hand” photo project in memory and celebration of Sunil Tripathi

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Art, Providence | No Comments
The “lend your hand” photo project in memory and celebration of Sunil Tripathi

WaterFire Providence is pleased to reach out in support of Sunil Tripathi’s family to honor and celebrate their son. The family was greatly moved by the outpouring of support from the community during the two-month search for their missing son. In converting their loss into a larger response to the need for better support for…

We need your help to meet this Business Unusual Challenge!

We need your help to meet this Business Unusual Challenge!

I’ll cut right to the chase. We need your help! Earlier this week we were excited to learn that we are a semifinalist in the ArtsFwd 2013 Business Unusual National Challenge. In order to advance to the final round, we need you to visit their website and vote for WaterFire Providence. Actually, we need you to…