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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… Read More »Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

The 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,… Read More »Megan and Murray McMillan’s “The Coal Bin Project”

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.… Read More »We need your help to meet this Business Unusual Challenge!

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 will beautifully compliment the 80 wood burning braziers installed on the river!

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