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2016 Press Releases

WaterFire Providence leaders receive a 2016 AIA Rhode Island Archistar Award
Recognized for inspiring work and creative community development of the Capital City, in particular, the WaterFire Arts Center project.
December 7, 2016

WaterFire Providence Breaks Ground for New Home and Arts Center
The project saves long-vacant historic building to be the organization’s first permanent home and community arts center
November 4, 2016

WaterFire Providence Announces Details of the 4th Annual Salute to Veterans Saturday, November 5, 2016
Walmart, the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association, Bank of America, National Grid, Dominion Power & Energy, Chase Canopy, the Providence VA Medical Center, and many other generous sponsors help WaterFire to honor Veterans across Southern New England
October 31, 2016

WaterFire Arts Center “Groundbreaking” Ceremony
Scheduled to open in March 2017, the WaterFire Arts Center is a 35,000 square foot multi-use arts center that will be the organization’s first permanent home in the community.
October 31, 2016

WaterFire Providence Announces Their Partnership with Spotter Parking, Inc.
New Parking App Gives Back to Local Business with “HotSpot” Donation Feature
October 31, 2016

WaterFire Announces Second Annual FireBall Event at the new WaterFire Arts Center
The event will take place at the future home of WaterFire, the WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street in Providence, RI.
October 12, 2016

WaterFire Announces October 1st, Roger Williams, in Context event A. Lincoln Portrait at the Old State House on Benefit Street
Robb Dimmick presents his masterful “A. Lincoln Portrait” in an examination of liberty, consciousness, and slavery from the founding of Providence to the abolition of slavery.
September 26, 2016

WaterFire Providence Announces Details for the October 1st Full Lighting and Welcomes the Return of The Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life
Sponsored by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. This lighting is also sponsored by Lifetime Medical
September 27, 2016

Waterfire Providence Announces Details For September 24th Full Lighting
Sponsored by The US-China Institute and the Confucius Institute at Bryant University and Nortek
September 19, 2016

WaterFire Announces the Roger Williams in Context events at the Roger Williams National Memorial
With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the RI State Council on the Arts, the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, and the National Park Service.
August 31, 2016

WaterFire Providence Announces an Addition to the 2016 Schedule
Full Lighting on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 – Sponsored by the Providence Tourism Council in Partnership with Providence Hoteliers
August 11, 2016

WaterFire Providence Announces our Second Annual FireBall Fundraiser at the WaterFire Arts Center on November 17th, 2016
Throughout the evening, we’ll have lots of sights and sounds that all of us associate with WaterFire and interesting characters, boats, lights, water, fire, music.
August 24, 2016

August 2nd, 2016
WaterFire Providence Announces Jeffrey Osborne as a Special Guest at the August 6th Lighting Ceremony and Event Detail Updates
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August 1st, 2016
WaterFire Providence Announces Details for our August 6th Full Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C – Sponsored by
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July 19th, 2016
WaterFire Providence Announces Details for our July 23rd Full Lighting – Sponsored by Cox Business
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July 9th, 2016
WaterFire Providence Announces Details for July 9th Full Lighting and Clear Currents – Sponsored by Amica Insurance and made possible with the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust
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June, 10th, 2016
WaterFire Providence Announces Details of Full Lighting on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 – Sponsored by CVS Health Charity Classic and The Providence Journal
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May 23rd, 2016
WaterFire Announces Details of the First Full Lighting of the 2016 Season
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 – Sponsored by Bank of America
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May 12th, 2016
WaterFire Announces Details of Partial Fire on May 21st, 2016, Sponsored by The Met High School, Celebrating 20 Years
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May 10th, 2016 
WaterFire Providence awarded National Endowment for the Arts Grant for a National Parks Services Imagine Your Parks Project
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May 2nd, 2016
WaterFire Providence Announces the 2016 Season Schedule
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April 20th, 2016
WaterFire and Providence Parks to Clean Up Waterplace Park and Valley and Olneyville Neighborhoods!
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April 15th, 2016
Building Our Future: The Story of the WaterFire Arts Center video series explores new cultural touchstone in Valley Neighborhood
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February 18th, 2016
WaterFire Announces the SLAM DUNK Basin Lighting, March 18th, 2016 – Get Your Game On!
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