Tim Blankenship

I've worked at WaterFire since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career here I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. I have recently transitioned to role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I find it very rewarding working to increase engagement with our supporters both locally and globally.

August 3, 2019 – Full Lighting

All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight. The University of Rhode Island’s Emergency Medical Services team will have a First Aid Station on College Street from 5:00 –… Read More »August 3, 2019 – Full Lighting

Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts (WRGA)

WRGA is  a series of site-specific performances and temporary works demonstrating the potential for a public art park along the banks of Providence’s historic urban waterway. This initiative is being  produced by the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism in partnership with WaterFire, The Steel Yard, The… Read More »Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts (WRGA)

FRINGEPVD 2019

In July 2019 at the WaterFire Arts Center The Fringe Festival or better known as FRINGEPVD, was founded in 2014 by Josh Short and is put on by a non-profit group called The Wilbury Theater Group. The festival is produced to share established and upcoming artists who bring fun, fearless,… Read More »FRINGEPVD 2019

July Galleries – Lunar and Space Inspired Shows at the WaterFire Arts Center

In July 2019, in addition to Luke Jerram’s “Museum of The Moon” exhibit, there were three displays including “Milky Way” a mural by John Sabraw and the Aspect Collective, “The Overview Effect” paintings by Rhode Island artist Jeremy Schilling, and LivableRI Posters Campaign by Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode… Read More »July Galleries – Lunar and Space Inspired Shows at the WaterFire Arts Center

To the Moon and Beyond: Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with Art, Science, and Exploration

Providence and WaterFire celebrated the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission and man’s first steps on the Moon which was co-sponsored by the NASA RI Space Consortium with support from Brown University. The celebration included a series of exhibitions, lectures and other activities throughout July 2019 and there was a… Read More »To the Moon and Beyond: Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with Art, Science, and Exploration

June 22, 2019 – Full Lighting

This event is sponsored in part by Cox Business. [one_half] June 22, 2019 – Full Lighting Sunset: 8:24 pm The fires will remain lit until midnight.Music Program [/one_half] [one_half_last] [/one_half_last] All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past… Read More »June 22, 2019 – Full Lighting

A New Face at WaterFire Providence – Edward B. Cabral Joins The Team

Edward B. Cabral Joins WaterFire Providence as the Manager of Sponsorships and Corporate Relations Edward B. Cabral joined WaterFire Providence as Manager of Sponsorships and Corporate Relations. Cabral brings to WaterFire decades of leadership experience in sales, marketing, and corporate sponsorship. He previously served as executive sales director at the… Read More »A New Face at WaterFire Providence – Edward B. Cabral Joins The Team

Announcing the 2019 #Art4Impact Series and WaterFire Season Schedule

To celebrate 25 years of transforming a place and building community in Providence, RI, WaterFire Providence announces its inaugural #Art4Impact series of events. The #Art4Impact series will include three themed series of WaterFire lightings and events with each series highlighting community milestones, challenges or issues that WaterFire has been helping… Read More »Announcing the 2019 #Art4Impact Series and WaterFire Season Schedule