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.

WaterFire’s 100 Days of Inspiration and Connection

Connections Live Where We Make Them During this time of crisis, we created a program of daily emails to inspire and connect our community. Sharing inspirational quotes, WaterFire stories, and unDistancing Resources from arts/culture organizations as well as economic relief programs and opportunities for our followers to boost our local… Read More »WaterFire’s 100 Days of Inspiration and Connection

Beacon of Hope at the WaterFire Arts Center during Day Time (photograph by Melanie Steinbrecher)

WaterFire Beacon of Hope Art Installation Open for Public Viewing

WaterFire Arts Center and WaterFire Store open Wednesdays through Saturdays during Phase II of the Rhode Island Reopening Plan 7/15/20 UPDATE: Additional evening viewing hours added until the installation closure on Friday, July 31. Hours listed here. WaterFire Providence announces that effective Wednesday, June 24,  the WaterFire Arts Center will… Read More »WaterFire Beacon of Hope Art Installation Open for Public Viewing

Reimagining Ritual: Spiritual Leaders Bring Light into the Darkness – A reflection by Ashley Rappa

WaterFire Providence is pleased to present this guest post by Ashley Rappa written for Leadership Rhode Island’s Leadership, Virtually initiative. What is the weight of a human soul? If you were to hold one in your hand, would it feel heavy with life lost, or would it seem to float,… Read More »Reimagining Ritual: Spiritual Leaders Bring Light into the Darkness – A reflection by Ashley Rappa

The welfare of the community is top priority, as we all navigate COVID-19

Hello everyone, As an arts organization with a mission to bring people together in a safe and inspiring way, the welfare of our community is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, in cooperation with our event producers, we are postponing and rescheduling events at the WaterFire Arts Center… Read More »The welfare of the community is top priority, as we all navigate COVID-19

Reflective Lenses: WaterFire Volunteer Photography Show

A vibrant collection of photographs by WaterFire’s Volunteer Photographers featuring highlights of their WaterFire stories interacting together as an enchanting reflection of WaterFire. This group exhibition showcases the work of our local talent in Providence’s cultural tapestry.

The WaterFire Volunteer Photography Program brings together local artistic talents for an exploration of Providence’s culture and provides an opportunity for local photographers to share experiences and collaborate with one another.

A graphic featuring the work of Julia Samuels and Andrew Raftery

Julia Samuels + Andrew Raftery – Pass the Torch Artist Talk

Rhode Island artists, Julia Samuels and Andrew Raftery, come together to explore printmaking via a discussion and exhibition featuring Julia’s relief prints and Andrew’s NetWorks Rhode Island video by Richard Goulis. Moderator Tripp Evans will lead a short discussion. This reception is the first event of the new pass the… Read More »Julia Samuels + Andrew Raftery – Pass the Torch Artist Talk

Moon at the WaterFire Arts Center

Music Without Borders – Judith Lynn Stillman

Judith Lynn Stillman teams up with NASA’s first woman director Carolyn Huntoon, WaterFire’s Barnaby Evans and members of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra for Music Without Borders on November 2, 2019. WaterFire’s Barnaby Evans and NASA’s Carolyn Huntoon of Barrington featuredin Stillman’s composition in honor of the 50th anniversary of the… Read More »Music Without Borders – Judith Lynn Stillman