Celebrating Rosa Parks

Celebrating Rosa Parks

Celebrating Rosa Parks featuring Ryan Mendoza‘s “Rosa Parks House Project” Join us Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM for a concert and celebration gathering as well as community and panel discussions throughout the day. WaterFire Arts Center 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI The WaterFire Arts Center will also be open on Easter Sunday…

Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

WaterFire Providence was created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 with his “First Fire.” This first fire became a hit and in years since, WaterFire Providence has expanded to include over 80 Braziers that are lit throughout their events every season. The Providence Journal spoke of Waterfire Providence in 1997 describing WaterFire as, “the most popular…

Megan and Murray McMillan’s “The Coal Bin Project”

Megan and Murray McMillan’s “The Coal Bin Project”

Please join us for a special evening with WaterFire Providence’s first Artists in Residence, Megan and Murray McMillan, for a Processional and Launch Performance of “The Coal Bin Project.” In November 2012, WaterFire Providence purchased a historic, industrial property at 475 Valley Street which we are transforming into the organization’s headquarters, a public art incubator and…

We need your help to meet this Business Unusual Challenge!

We need your help to meet this Business Unusual Challenge!

I’ll cut right to the chase. We need your help! Earlier this week we were excited to learn that we are a semifinalist in the ArtsFwd 2013 Business Unusual National Challenge. In order to advance to the final round, we need you to visit their website and vote for WaterFire Providence. Actually, we need you to…

More Kayak Slots Added to Clear Currents 2012

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Events, Public art | No Comments
More Kayak Slots Added to Clear Currents 2012

Thanks to all the hard work by WaterFire’s production staff and volunteers we pleased to announce that 25 additional kayak positions have been opened up for the WaterFire Clear Currents event being held on Saturday, September 15, 2012. In addition to these new kayak positions there are still 24 positions open for canoeists. Don’t delay…

WaterFire Clear Currents 2012

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Events, Public art | 4 Comments
WaterFire Clear Currents 2012

Grab Your Paddles and Help Us Light Up the River During WaterFire’s Event On Saturday, September 15th Clear Currents is the portion of the evening’s Waterfire event that incorporates 100 illuminated Japanese koi (fish) temporarily mounted on canoes and kayaks that registered participants will paddle up and down the river after sunset. The light from these brightly colored fish…