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Tim Blankenship

I've worked at WaterFire Providence since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career, I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. In 2012 transitioned to the role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I now head up WaterFire Providence's digital projects including, web, social, databases, and our physical IT infrastructure.

September 21st 2013 Full WaterFire Lighting

The fires will be lit shortly after sunset (6:46 pm) and remain lit until MIDNIGHT. Tonight’s sponsors are: (Up)Beat Cancer: Joe Andruzzi Foundation presented by East Commerce Solutions, Inc. & RI Rally4Recovery & The U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University & National Grid We have a lot of exciting special events going on at this weekend’s WaterFire lighting. If you… Read More »September 21st 2013 Full WaterFire Lighting

WaterFire: Art & Soul of City on Rhode Island PBS

In case you missed the live broadcast of WaterFire: Art & Soul of a City this past weekend, Rhode Island PBS will be re-broadcasting the documentary along with the appearances by WaterFire executive artistic director Barnaby Evans, the documentary’s executive producer Joe Rocco and director of photography/editor Jim Karpeichik. Eric Auger and… Read More »WaterFire: Art & Soul of City on Rhode Island PBS

15 Seconds of Flames Film Fest Nominations from our September 7th Event

Thanks to everyone who submitted their films to our 15 Seconds of Flame Film Festival. We had a lot of fun submissions from our September 7th Lighting. We really liked @kalepowsuprise’s video of fire dancer Liz Knights performing on the bow of Prometheus; she gets a nomination in the Best WaterFire… Read More »15 Seconds of Flames Film Fest Nominations from our September 7th Event

September 7th Full WaterFire Lighting

The fires will be lit shortly after sunset (7:10pm) and remain lit until MIDNIGHT. Tonight’s sponsors are: Rhode Island Hospital Celebrating 150 Years of Caring, the Rhode Island Hospital Guild & The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University & National Grid [one_half]   [/one_half] [one_half_last] “This is a very big year for Rhode Island Hospital,” said Timothy J.… Read More »September 7th Full WaterFire Lighting

August 10th Full Lighting

This page is updated continuously with new information. Please check back frequently! The fires will be lit shortly after sunset (7:54pm) and remain lit until MIDNIGHT. Tonight’s sponsors are: Fidelity Investments & Amica Insurance & Power up with National Grid at their Washington Street phone charging station “Fidelity is proud to continue our relationship with WaterFire by sponsoring… Read More »August 10th Full Lighting