CREATING WORLD CLASS ART
EXPERIENCES FOR OVER 25 YEARS

An outdoor location on the American Locomotive Campus where some of the Decameron Providence performances will take place.

AUGUST 9 -22
A Collaboration Between
WaterFire Providence & The Wilbury Theatre Group

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I am Bess Butterworth and I am the Development Associate here at WaterFire. I have worked with my colleagues on the development team since July of 2019. I just celebrated my work anniversary! I focus on grant writing and individual giving and advancing programs in order to fund our mission. My favorite part about working at WaterFire is knowing that my work directly impacts the economic vitality of Providence by creating jobs, filling hotel rooms and restaurants and bringing a million people to the streets of downtown each year for a shared experience that brings us all closer.

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Video credits: Fire dancer Spogga has been performing at WaterFire events for many years. He is also a talented musician who currently lives and works 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.