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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.

Behind the scenes with our Production Department

Every year, from December to March, in what we affectionately call the Off-Season, WaterFire’s Production department gets to work prepping our boats, braziers, and buoys for another year of service. This includes everything from fixing worn-out brazier baskets, and painting buoys to make modifications to our fleet of 20 boats and… Read More »Behind the scenes with our Production Department

AS220 & New Urban Arts Make Shortlist for 2013 ArtPlace Grants

Congratulations to AS220 and New Urban Arts for being among the 104 finalist  for the 2013 ArtPlace’s Creative Placemaking grants. The finalists for this years grants include groups from 72 communities in 33 states and the District of Columbia and were chosen from 1,225 letters of inquiry from across the country. Last… Read More »AS220 & New Urban Arts Make Shortlist for 2013 ArtPlace Grants

JWU Men’s Tennis Team joins WaterFire for a Woodpile Workout

WaterFire would like to thank the Johnson & Wales Men’s Tennis team, lead by Devin Kitterick, Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach and Johnson and Wales student, for helping WaterFire do some important preparation leading up to WaterFire’s 2013 season. Over 10 members of the team plus their coach Adam Spring joined WaterFire for 3 hours… Read More »JWU Men’s Tennis Team joins WaterFire for a Woodpile Workout

Providence Named One of America’s Top ArtPlaces for 2013

ArtPlace, an initiative of national and regional foundations, various federal agencies, and major banks to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S., has released a report that identifies the Top ArtPlaces in 33 of the nation’s largest U.S. metropolitan areas with neighborhoods that have been exceptionally successful at combining art, artists and venues… Read More »Providence Named One of America’s Top ArtPlaces for 2013

Giving Tuesday

[sc name=featured-caption name=”Barnaby Evans”] This time of year we have we have a lot to be thankful for family,  turkey with all the trimmings, and all that great shopping. We should also be thankful all of the work non-profits are doing to make a better world for us and our… Read More »Giving Tuesday

More Kayak Slots Added to Clear Currents 2012

[sc name=featured-caption name=”Thomas Payne”] Thanks to all the hard work by WaterFire’s production staff and volunteers we pleased to announce that 25 additional kayak positions have been opened up for the WaterFire Clear Currents event being held on Saturday, September 15, 2012. In addition to these new kayak positions there… Read More »More Kayak Slots Added to Clear Currents 2012