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…

Planning For An Enjoyable and Safe WaterFire Experience

Planning For An Enjoyable and Safe WaterFire Experience

WaterFire is a very popular public event where you will join thousands of Rhode Island residents and out of town visitors who to come downtown Providence to enjoy an evening out with art. Like all large public events, it makes sense to plan and prepare for your visit, so we want to give you a…

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…

We received a National Endowment for the Arts grant!

We received a National Endowment for the Arts grant!

Grant is one of 817 NEA Art Works grants totaling $26.3 million in funding nationwide.

Flames of Hope, The Final Full WaterFire of 2012

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Flames of Hope, The Final Full WaterFire of 2012

Where did the season go? Tomorrow night (Saturday, October 6, 2012) will be our final full WaterFire of 2012 and it’s sure to be a good one! It’s the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s Flames of Hope WaterFire. It’s always one of our most popular and inspiring events. Check out our event page for…

WaterFire and First Works Festival on the Plaza

WaterFire and First Works Festival on the Plaza

Providence will be alive with art this weekend. Not only do we have a full WaterFire celebrating the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary and sponsored by Webster Bank but there is also the First Works Festival on the Plaza taking place from 4 – 11 PM. First Works has an amazing schedule planned and surely one…

Venture for America designs a hot new WaterFire tee-shirt!

Venture for America designs a hot new WaterFire tee-shirt!

Update Thursday, June 12, 2012, 2:30 pm – The Venture for America WaterFire team won their competition and raised a little over $1,700 for us. Congratulations and big thanks for choosing WaterFire Providence! ♦♦♦ WaterFire Providence and Venture for America rolled out a brand new tee-shirt design at the July 7, 2012 WaterFire that received great…

Enjoy Art and Providence Hospitality!

Enjoy Art and Providence Hospitality!

OK, we’re biased on this but we think Providence is America’s best city to experience art. Before you take in an evening of WaterFire, you can always discover interesting art in the Creative Capital at great places like the RISD Museum of Art, Brown’s Bell Gallery, AS220, The Steel Yard, Providence Art Club, Yellow Peril…

TD Bank Ballroom returns to WaterFire with swing dancing tonight!

TD Bank Ballroom returns to WaterFire with swing dancing tonight!

Tonight marks the return of the very popular TD Bank Ballroom at WaterFire Providence! Starting at 7 PM  you can take advantage of free dance lessons by the awesome Providence Swings  in the TD Bank Ballroom and after that you can dance the night away to the great live music by Roger Ceresi’s All Starz who are appearing for an…

We’ve received an ArtPlace Grant!

We’ve received an ArtPlace Grant!

We are excited to announce that WaterFire Providence has received national recognition today by ArtPlace, a philanthropic collaboration of the nation’s top foundations in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and other federal agencies. We are embarking on exciting creative placemaking initiatives to strengthen the Providence community through the arts. WaterFire is joined…