WaterFire Providence Statement About Brown’s Exhibition Cancellation

WaterFire Providence Statement About Brown’s Exhibition Cancellation

Regarding the planned exhibition of artist Ryan Mendoza’s “2672 South Deacon” at the WaterFire Arts Center. PROVIDENCE, RI (09 February 2018) – Brown University’s withdrawal from our partnership exhibiting artist Ryan Mendoza’s “2672 South Deacon” has not changed our passion regarding the importance of the work. The art installation includes a house of refuge for…

WaterFire Providence was honored with an Ambassador Award from the PWCVB

WaterFire Providence was honored with an Ambassador Award from the PWCVB

WaterFire Providence was honored among others in the industry for its positive impact on the RI tourism and convention scene at the annual Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau (PWCVB) Ambassador Award Luncheon. Barnaby Evans accepted the award on behalf of WaterFire Providence and for all the work of our volunteers and staff. There are…

The Art of Placemaking Conference

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Creative Placemaking, Events | One Comment
The Art of Placemaking Conference

The Art of Placemaking Conference focuses on impacts Placemakers, artists, urban planners, community developers and researchers meeting to discuss impacts of using art to build and transform community. WaterFire Providence announces The Art of Placemaking Conference will take place November 7 and 8 at the Omni Hotel in Providence, RI. Leading practitioners and experts in the…

Behind the Scenes at the Old Stone Bank

Behind the Scenes at the Old Stone Bank

Many residents and visitors to Providence are familiar with the Old Stone Bank building, located at 86 South Main Street, in Providence’s historic East Side, but few have had the chance to see the inside of this wonderful piece of mid 19th century bank architecture. Designed in 1854 by C. J. and J. R. Hall…

WaterFire As a Cultural Catalyst

WaterFire As a Cultural Catalyst

WaterFire Providence has been working on creating an exciting and performance packed event for the next full lighting in Providence next Saturday, August 10th. The planning and preparation for each WaterFire event is non-stop — but this weekend twelve volunteers from Rhode Island decided to take a weekend trip to Sharon, Pennsylvania. Why exactly do…

WaterFire lends a hand for the 48 Hour Film Project

WaterFire lends a hand for the 48 Hour Film Project

On July 13th WaterFire Providence held a lighting that coincided the weekend with the 48 Hour Film Project. We felt it would be a great idea to offer the teams a chance bump up their productions and get some interesting shots, so we offered them our services and made a camera boat available to any interested teams.…

WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza Featured Artist: Mike Bryce

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Art, Creative Placemaking | 3 Comments
WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza Featured Artist: Mike Bryce

WaterFire, in partnership with Bryce Studio, will begin hosting an artisan market, WarterFire Arts Festival Plaza, featuring artists and fine artisans who create handmade jewelry, sculpture, glass, paintings, photography, prints, and ceramics to display and sell their work during WaterFire nights beginning July 13. This outdoor show will be held on Washington Street, in the…

Awesome Performances at the Steeple Street Stage on 7/13

Awesome Performances at the Steeple Street Stage on 7/13

As part of Ignite Providence, WaterFire is pleased to announce the July 13 schedule for the Steeple Street Music Stage featuring master percussionist, Jesus Andujar. Free and open to the public, music from 7pm to 11:30pm with a Beer and Wine Garden. Performance Schedule: 7:00pm – The Alex Chapman Jazz Trio 8:00pm – The Michelle…

3rd Annual First Light Powwow in Burnside Park

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Creative Placemaking, Events | No Comments
3rd Annual First Light Powwow in Burnside Park

On Saturday July 6th, 2013 and Sunday July 7th, 2013 the Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians will host their 3rd Annual First Light Powwow in Burnside Park (2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI 02903), in the heart of Providence, RI. Free and open to the public, the 3rd Annual First Light Powwow will take place…

Presenting: Ignite Providence an Evening of Live Music at WaterFire

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Creative Placemaking, Events | No Comments
Presenting: Ignite Providence an Evening of Live Music at WaterFire

Great Performances at the Steeple Street Stage. WaterFire kicks off Ignite Providence – a WaterFire initiative to showcase the broad range of creative talents of Rhode Island artists and performers, supported in part by the prestigious national ArtPlace grant. WaterFire will launch Ignite Providence on Saturday, June 8th with the Steeple Street Stage (at the…