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WaterFire Providence Announces A WaterFire Lighting Supported by University of Rhode Island URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement
A Partial Lighting of WaterFire on Friday, September 24 to honor the University of Rhode Island’s incoming President, Marc Parlange.
September 24, 2021

WaterFire Launches Young Artist Professional Development Program
Accelerate Artists Take Part in PVDFest Sims Ave Block Party Sunday
September 16, 2021

WaterFire Providence Announces A WaterFire Lighting Celebrating Educational Excellence in Rhode Island
An Awards Ceremony and Torch Procession will honor Rhode Island Educators
September 15, 2021

WaterFire Providence Announces the Cancellation of September 9th Basin Lighting
September 9, 2021

WaterFire Providence Announces A WaterFire in Honor of Rhode Island’s COVID HEROES
100 First Responders and Essential Workers Will Honor COVID HEROES from across Rhode Island in a Ring of Fire Torch Lighting Ceremony
September 1, 2021

Exhibition at the WaterFire Arts Center: EYE TO EYE: Photographs and Projects by Mary Beth Meehan
Exhibition open through August 22, 2021
August 4, 2021

WaterFire Providence Announces the 2021 Season
The popular art experience is back with lightings from September through December
July 28, 2021

WaterFire Providence Announces the 2021 Season Schedule with a Celebratory WaterFire Lighting in Memorial Park, Downtown Providence, Rhode Island, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, starting at 8:00 p.m.
July 22, 2021

Artists Reception for the EYE TO EYE Photographs and Projects by Mary Beth Meehan exhibition and ANNYE RAYE PITTS: WITNESS an installation by Mary Beth Meehan and Jonathan Pitts-Wiley
WaterFire Providence presents the artist reception of EYE TO EYE Photographs and Projects by Mary Beth Meehan from 6 pm – 8 pm on Thursday, July 15th at the WaterFire Arts Center.
July 15, 2021

New Exhibition Opens June 30 at the WaterFire Arts Center: EYE TO EYE Photographs and Projects by Mary Beth Meehan, Exhibition Dates: June 30 – August 22, 2021
WaterFire Providence presents EYE TO EYE Photographs and Projects by Mary Beth Meehan at the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC). This exhibition will run from Wednesday, June 30 to Sunday, August 22, 2021. The exhibit is free and open to the public, donations are encouraged.
June 29, 2021

Five Outdoor Summer ArtMarts at the WaterFire Arts Center
Saturday, June 12, June 26, July 17, July 31, August 21, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The outdoor summer ArtMarts will take place in the parking lot of the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC). ArtMart is a pop-up outdoor market featuring a number of local artists across a broad spectrum of fine art and craft mediums.
June 9, 2021

US Rubber Lofts, proudly managed by Brady Sullivan Properties, to Join as Sponsor for Art on Tap at the TroopTop Deck at the WaterFire Arts Center
New Neighborhood Supporters for the Thursday Night Beer Garden Gatherings at the WaterFire Arts Center
April 14, 2021

“Balliamo X Robert Rohm: A Dance Exhibit” This Sunday Afternoon at the WaterFire Arts Center
A tribute performance by Balliamo Dance Collective honoring Rhode Island sculptor Robert Rohm
April 8, 2021

New Exhibition Now Open at the WaterFire Arts Center: Down to Earth: Robert Rohm Sculpture, 1963-2013
Announcing Art on Tap with Troop PVD on Thursday Nights, Starting April 1
The exhibition is made possible by the support of Textron Charitable Trust, Cox Business, and Candy Adriance
March 26, 2021

New Exhibition Opens March 24 at the WaterFire Arts Center, “Down to Earth: Robert Rohm Sculpture, 1963-2013”
Exhibition Dates: March 24 – April 25, 2021
WaterFire Providence presents Down to Earth: Robert Rohm Sculpture, 1963-2013 at the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC), an exhibition spanning fifty years of work by sculptor, Robert Rohm.
March 11, 2021

Performance Art + Visual Art Combine This Sunday Afternoon at the WaterFire Arts Center
Balliamo Dance Collective Performing Within Howard Ben Tré Exhibition. An afternoon of art and magic as two disciplines collide in a rare and limited event. A tribute arts exhibition in honor of Rhode Island sculptor Howard Ben Tré paired with the multidisciplinary performance of the Balliamo Dance Collective, brought to life by Balliamo Creative Director Annamaura Silverblatt.
February 25, 2021

Updated Show Run of New Exhibit at the WaterFire Arts Center
“Private Visions, Public Ideals – The Legacy of Howard Ben Tré” show will run from Wednesday, January 27 – Sunday, March 7, 2021. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Joseph A. Chazan, M.D. and Wendy MacGaw. It was organized by WaterFire Providence in collaboration with Wendy MacGaw.
January 21, 2021

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