Memorials Will Shine Bright

Memorials Will Shine Bright

Memorial Park pays homage to Rhode Islanders who gave their lives during wars and conflicts around the world. For all full WaterFire lightings the park is one end (or beginning!) of our footprint. It has become a reflective place for visitors and locals alike. The light of luminaria candle lanterns lead you along the winding…

Two-day Earth Day celebration Brightens Up Providence

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Events, Providence, Volunteering | No Comments
Two-day Earth Day celebration Brightens Up Providence

Earth Day is the world’s largest civic observance. Like WaterFire, Earth Day brings people out in to their communities and reminds us to appreciate the place in which we live. On Earth Day, WaterFire and our season sponsor and neighbor IGT teamed up to get a kick start on spring cleaning in downtown. A group…

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…

WaterFire Receives EPA Cleanup Grant for New Home

WaterFire Receives EPA Cleanup Grant for New Home

WaterFire would like to thank all of our guests who attended Monday’s joint press conference to announce ours and the West Broadway Neighborhood Association’s 2013 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brownfields cleanup grants. It was a great event and we were pleased to welcome special guests, board members, sponsors and volunteers to our new home at 475…

The “lend your hand” photo project in memory and celebration of Sunil Tripathi

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Art, Providence | No Comments
The “lend your hand” photo project in memory and celebration of Sunil Tripathi

WaterFire Providence is pleased to reach out in support of Sunil Tripathi’s family to honor and celebrate their son. The family was greatly moved by the outpouring of support from the community during the two-month search for their missing son. In converting their loss into a larger response to the need for better support for…

Providence Named One of America’s Top ArtPlaces for 2013

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in ArtPlace, Providence | One Comment
Providence Named One of America’s Top ArtPlaces for 2013

ArtPlace, an initiative of national and regional foundations, various federal agencies, and major banks to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S., has released a report that identifies the Top ArtPlaces in 33 of the nation’s largest U.S. metropolitan areas with neighborhoods that have been exceptionally successful at combining art, artists and venues for creativity and expression with…

WaterFire and First Works Festival on the Plaza

WaterFire and First Works Festival on the Plaza

Providence will be alive with art this weekend. Not only do we have a full WaterFire celebrating the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary and sponsored by Webster Bank but there is also the First Works Festival on the Plaza taking place from 4 – 11 PM. First Works has an amazing schedule planned and surely one…

Enjoy Art and Providence Hospitality!

Enjoy Art and Providence Hospitality!

OK, we’re biased on this but we think Providence is America’s best city to experience art. Before you take in an evening of WaterFire, you can always discover interesting art in the Creative Capital at great places like the RISD Museum of Art, Brown’s Bell Gallery, AS220, The Steel Yard, Providence Art Club, Yellow Peril…

TD Bank Ballroom returns to WaterFire with swing dancing tonight!

TD Bank Ballroom returns to WaterFire with swing dancing tonight!

Tonight marks the return of the very popular TD Bank Ballroom at WaterFire Providence! Starting at 7 PM  you can take advantage of free dance lessons by the awesome Providence Swings  in the TD Bank Ballroom and after that you can dance the night away to the great live music by Roger Ceresi’s All Starz who are appearing for an…

We’ve received an ArtPlace Grant!

We’ve received an ArtPlace Grant!

We are excited to announce that WaterFire Providence has received national recognition today by ArtPlace, a philanthropic collaboration of the nation’s top foundations in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and other federal agencies. We are embarking on exciting creative placemaking initiatives to strengthen the Providence community through the arts. WaterFire is joined…