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
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.
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
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.
Well, happy people really! Check out this time lapse in which the WaterFire Arts Center gets its new carpets installed on its office floor. Designed to align with the event day dress code that we and our volunteers adhere to at WaterFire, the new carpets are done in black and… Read More »New Carpets, Happy Feet!
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
Today the cement for the main hall of the WaterFire Arts Center was poured! It took all day and dozens of laborers, but the floor is complete! Truck, after truck, after truck, brought loads of cement into the arts center parking lot, where it was pumped through the emergency doors… Read More »Floored by the Cement Pour!
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
Experience the WaterFire Arts Center the same way that we do! Volunteer Photographer Tom Lincoln shot these 360-degree videos of our new arts center at the end of February. So much has changed since our last 360-degree tour! 360-Degrees of change Keep your eyes peeled and your head on a… Read More »Building for the Future | 360-Degree Tour!
It is amazing how much has changed in the months spanning from September to February! When volunteer photographer Elaine Fredrick made the first images in this collection, the windows were not fully installed! A lot has happened since then. Sheetrock has covered the steel studs. Everything is beginning to look like… Read More »Before and After, September to February
Following up on our earlier post, the Big Ass Fans have been installed! Big shout out to Madeline who made this great video about the final phases. The Big Ass Fans are huge. But it really takes a person standing next to them to really grasp their scale! Keeping the… Read More »Big Ass Fans Are Installed!