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.

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

November 10, 2018 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

Saturday, November 10, 2018Full Lighting – Sunset 4:30 pm Lighting time – 5:30 pm State House Ceremony – 4:00 pm on the South Steps Veterans Resource Fair – Opens at 3:00 pmMusic Program The 2018 WaterFire Salute to Veterans is made possible by – Silver Star Sponsors: Bank of America… Read More »November 10, 2018 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

September 29, 2018 – Full Lighting

[one_half] Saturday, September 29Full Lighting – Sunset 6:31 pm Sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource FoundationMusic Program [/one_half] [one_half_last] [/one_half_last] This WaterFire lighting will light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event will continue until 11:00 p.m. For this lighting, only half of the braziers in… Read More »September 29, 2018 – Full Lighting

Photograph by Jeff Meunier

September 22, 2018 – Full Lighting

[one_half] Saturday, September 22ndFull Lighting – Sunset 6:43 pm Made possible by the generous support of Textron Charitable TrustMusic Program WaterFire’s Salute to Rhode Island EducatorsIn Memorial Park starting at 4:30 p.mIn collaboration with Rhode Island Department of Education With support from the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Healthcare Professionals and… Read More »September 22, 2018 – Full Lighting