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Illuminating Rhode Island
For Nearly 30 Years

WATERFIRE ARTS CENTER’s 2024 summer Exhibition

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Upcoming WaterFire Lightings

Due to declining revenue from sponsorship, the long-term financial impacts caused by the pandemic and in an effort to reduce expenses, our summer WaterFire events will now end at 11 PM instead of midnight. Thank you for understanding.

Your donation now is more urgent than ever.

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WaterFire Event Schedule

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For the community, by the community.

The Brazier Society

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Celebrate at WaterFire

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Community and Culture at the WaterFire Arts Center

Explore our Exhibitions

See what’s new in our galleries.

Art by WaterFire Accelerate artists

WaterFire // Accelerate

A year-long professional development program for emerging artists under 30

Rent Our Spaces

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Plan Your Visit to Providence Guide

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Providence is home to amazing museums, shopping, and so much more!

Dining & Shopping In Providence

Restaurants and shops in and around Downtown Providence.

Providence Hotels

Comfy to quirky and everything in between.

Burning braziers, at WaterFire in Providence, Rhode Island. Photograph by Erin Cuddigan.

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WaterFire has literally and figuratively illuminated Rhode Island for nearly three decades. Every season, around a million visitors flock to the state to experience this incredible public art installation. One small non-profit organization has transformed our city and state in incredible ways, but we cannot do it alone.

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Video credits: Fire dancer Spogga has performed at WaterFire events for many years. He is also a talented musician living and working in New Orleans. Storyteller Len Cabral is shown during his appearance at our Rosa Parks House Project exhibition. Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon was the centerpiece of our To the Moon and Beyond: Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing exhibition.