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.

May 19th, 2017 – Full Lighting

This event is being sponsored by Providence College: 100 Years of Light – Celebrating a Century of Values that Endure [one_half] May 19th, 2017 – Full Lighting Sunset: 8:03 p.m.Lighting time: 8:30 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 12:30 a.m.Music Program [/one_half] [one_half_last] [/one_half_last] All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers… Read More »May 19th, 2017 – Full Lighting

April 28th, 2017 – Basin Lighting

This event is being sponsored by: Rotary Conference 2017, LLC [one_half] Friday April 28th, 2017 – Basin Lighting Sunset: 7:41 p.m.Lighting time: 8:30 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 11:00 p.m.Music Program [/one_half] [one_half_last] [/one_half_last] Basin lightings include the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the… Read More »April 28th, 2017 – Basin Lighting

Building for the Future | Episode 27 Historic Architectural Elements

Standout Historical Features

There are many historical features that make the WaterFire Arts Center unique. When the building was owned by the US Rubber company it had different needs than it does today. Those needs demanded solutions that we no longer commonly see today. But those original provisions make the WFAC unique.

The WFAC has a great number of large windows. This allowed the maximum amount of natural sunlight to enter the building, and minimize the amount of electrical light needed to function in a time when electricity and electric lighting were much more expensive than today.

The large scrolling doors were tall enough to allow full-size locomotives to enter the space and unload cargoes of rubber, and deliver finished product out.

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April 8th, 2017 – Basin Lighting

This event is being sponsored by the Hemophilia Federation Of America [one_half] April 8th, 2017 – Basin Lighting Sunset: 7:19 p.m.Lighting time: 7:29 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 11:00 p.m. [/one_half] [one_half_last] [/one_half_last] Basin lightings include the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the twelve braziers… Read More »April 8th, 2017 – Basin Lighting

Building for the Future Episode 26 | Electrical

Electrical Systems Make Us Glow! Nothing can compare to our bonfires on the rivers of Providence. But our electrical systems make the WaterFire Arts Center a stunning place to be! Supplementing our natural light, mandatory during the night, our lighting fixtures were chosen to be appropriate to the age and industrial history of our… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 26 | Electrical