WaterFire Arts Center

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

Recent Event Highlights from the WaterFire Arts Center

We’ve had the pleasure to host a great deal of fun and engaging events at the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC). From the 2019 Rhode Island Brewfest and the 2018 Fine Furnishing Show to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s Inauguration Celebration and Foster Forward’s Annual Gala. The large flexible space at the WaterFire Arts Center is ideal… Read More »Recent Event Highlights from the WaterFire Arts Center

New Wheeler School Academic Program to be located at the WaterFire Arts Center

The Wheeler School and WaterFire Providence have agreed to locate a new program for Wheeler 8th graders called Cityside to a new classroom space inside the WaterFire Arts Center. Starting in fall 2019, Wheeler will expand its campus and curriculum for 8th-grade students with its new Cityside program — a year-long interdisciplinary… Read More »New Wheeler School Academic Program to be located at the WaterFire Arts Center

The Rosa Parks House Project at the WaterFire Arts Center

Ryan Mendoza’s The Rosa Parks House Project is an art installation that honors Rosa Parks and the struggles she faced due to her courageous leadership in the civil rights movement. The house speaks to issues of the centrality of family connection in the African American experience, of the Great Migration, of segregation, of redlining of faulty mortgages and… Read More »The Rosa Parks House Project at the WaterFire Arts Center

Photograph by Erin Cuddigan

The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was huge a success!

Thank you to all who attended the official grand opening and Ribbon Burning ceremony at the WaterFire Arts Center. We were honored to kick things off with a wonderful rendition of Summertime by the inimitable Rose Weaver. A big thank as well to all of the community leaders that joined us to… Read More »The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was huge a success!