WaterFire Arts Center

Decameron, Providence: New Stories for a New Era

Created as a reinvention of both theatre and audience to assure safety in the COVID-19 era, the event happens over 14 days August 9-22, and featuring dozens of performance artists in outdoor performances across 15 acres of a restored locomotive factory. The Wilbury Theatre Group and WaterFire Providence announce Decameron, Providence: New Stories… Read More »Decameron, Providence: New Stories for a New Era

Beacon of Hope at the WaterFire Arts Center during Day Time (photograph by Melanie Steinbrecher)

WaterFire Beacon of Hope Art Installation Open for Public Viewing

WaterFire Arts Center and WaterFire Store open Wednesdays through Saturdays during Phase II of the Rhode Island Reopening Plan 7/15/20 UPDATE: Additional evening viewing hours added until the installation closure on Friday, July 31. Hours listed here. WaterFire Providence announces that effective Wednesday, June 24,  the WaterFire Arts Center will… Read More »WaterFire Beacon of Hope Art Installation Open for Public Viewing

WaterFire Symposium, a series of public dialogues at the WaterFire Arts Center

Symposium Books and WaterFire Providence Curate a Series of Public Dialogues At The WaterFire Arts Center, Named “WaterFire Symposium” The new WaterFire Symposium event series at the WaterFire Arts Center is curated by Symposium Books and WaterFire. These public dialogues consist of talks, panels, and readings covering the most pressing… Read More »WaterFire Symposium, a series of public dialogues at the WaterFire Arts Center

A graphic featuring the work of Julia Samuels and Andrew Raftery

Julia Samuels + Andrew Raftery – Pass the Torch Artist Talk

Rhode Island artists, Julia Samuels and Andrew Raftery, come together to explore printmaking via a discussion and exhibition featuring Julia’s relief prints and Andrew’s NetWorks Rhode Island video by Richard Goulis. Moderator Tripp Evans will lead a short discussion. This reception is the first event of the new pass the… Read More »Julia Samuels + Andrew Raftery – Pass the Torch Artist Talk

2019 #Art4Impact: The Summer of Science Event Series

The #Art4Impact Summer of Science Event Series aims to strengthen the connections between art and design and science and technology within our community. The July 20 event marked a momentous milestone of man’s first steps on the Moon, the August TechFire (in less than two weeks!) combines art and technology… Read More »2019 #Art4Impact: The Summer of Science Event Series

Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts (WRGA)

WRGA is  a series of site-specific performances and temporary works demonstrating the potential for a public art park along the banks of Providence’s historic urban waterway. This initiative is being  produced by the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism in partnership with WaterFire, The Steel Yard, The… Read More »Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts (WRGA)

July Galleries – Lunar and Space Inspired Shows at the WaterFire Arts Center

In July 2019, in addition to Luke Jerram’s “Museum of The Moon” exhibit, there were three displays including “Milky Way” a mural by John Sabraw and the Aspect Collective, “The Overview Effect” paintings by Rhode Island artist Jeremy Schilling, and LivableRI Posters Campaign by Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode… Read More »July Galleries – Lunar and Space Inspired Shows at the WaterFire Arts Center

To the Moon and Beyond: Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with Art, Science, and Exploration

Providence and WaterFire celebrated the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission and man’s first steps on the Moon which was co-sponsored by the NASA RI Space Consortium with support from Brown University. The celebration included a series of exhibitions, lectures and other activities throughout July 2019 and there was a… Read More »To the Moon and Beyond: Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with Art, Science, and Exploration