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FireBall: Spread Love City

20oct6:00 p.m.FireBall: Spread Love Cityin partnership with stay silent PVD

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FireBall - Spread Love City
FireBall at the WaterFire Arts Center presented in partnership with stay silent PVD


Join us at the WaterFire Arts Center on Thursday, October 20 for our 6th Annual FireBall Gala Honoring Dr. Joseph A. Chazan, an extraordinary supporter of Rhode Island artists and arts organizations for the past 50 years. 

WaterFire Providence is excited to partner with Stay Silent PVD to create this year’s FireBall theme ‘Spread Love City,’ a party celebrating the Creative Capital we call home. Immerse yourself in creative placemaking and explore an interactive space with various art activations, live art making, and performances by local artists.

Featuring live performances by:

Cam Bells and the International Soul Brothers, Nino Francis, and DJ sets by DJ Slick Vick, DJ Lefty, & WHERE’S NASTY + LED Poi Spinning from Gold Arrow LLC


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VIP Reception: 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Dinner by Russell Morin Catering and Events
  • Live performances
  • A short film by Richard Goulis honoring Dr. Chazan (7:00 p.m.)
  • Cocktail Attire

Individual Ticket $250 – 6:00 pm entry, champagne welcome, dinner, program, signed copy of Chazan! Unfiltered, access to the entire night

Individual Ticket $150 – 6:30 pm entry, dinner, program, access to the entire night

Individual Sponsorships $1,000 (4 tickets)  – 6 pm entry, champagne welcome, dinner, program, signed copy of Chazan! Unfiltered, access to the entire night. All individual VIP ticket sales and sponsorships will support the newly established WaterFire Arts Center Exhibition Fund. 

Spread Love City: 8:00-11:00 pm

Starting at 8:00 pm we invite the PVD community to join us for performances and dancing with a donate-what-you-can entry. All proceeds from this part of the evening will support WaterFire Accelerate, a yearlong professional development program for Rhode Island artists under 30 launched in 2021.

Check out our 2022 FireBall Silent Auction items!

FireBall Host Committee

· Candy Adriance
· Alicia Anthony and Xay Khamsyvoravong
· Lizzie Araujo-Haller
· Judith Bentkover
· Shauna Duffy
· Ashley Erling
· Leslie and Tom Gardner
· Richard Goulis
· Erica Guatieri
· Sean Holley
· Brooke and Eugene Lee
· Wendy MacGaw
· Mary Beth Meehan
· Andrea LaFazia and Peter A. Mello
· Erminio Pinque
· Jonathan Pitts-Wiley
· Kibbe and Thomas Reilly
· Michael Rose
· Jesse Rye
· Ann and Jim Scott
· Lucie Searle
· Josh Short
· Joan Slafsky
· Howie Sneider
· Barbara Sokoloff and Herbert Rakatansky
· Andrew Stotts
· Liu Wang

FireBall Planning Committee

· Kristen Adamo
· Michael Brostek
· Travis Escobar
· Barry and Elaine Fain
· McKenna Fitzgerald
· Emily Lawler
· Damaris Messina
· Pamela and Charlie Meyers
· Barbara Mullen
· Charles and Linda Newton
· Kyla Pecchia
· James Prescott
· Ruby Shalansky
· Scott Williams

6th Annual FireBall Gala Sponsors

Cox Media
Cox Media
Rhode Island Monthly
Image Printing
Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects
Dimeo Construction
TRAC Builders
Rhodium Rhode Island Spirits
MetroPark Logo
Cornish Associates
Brandy Sullivan Properties
Gold Arrow LLC
Office of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza

2022 FireBall Gala Silent Auction Items

Martha’s Vineyard Adventure

Value: $1300

Enjoy a 2 hour cruise for up to 6 guests departing from EdgarTown Yacht Club on Martha’s Vineyard. Guests are welcome to bring their own libations on to this antique catboat built in 1927. Water, ice, blankets and bathroom access will be provided. This package comes with 2 sets of round trip ferry tickets for 4 and 2 $100 Amex gift card for lunch while you are exploring!

Donated by Catboat Charters & Mike Brostek

Cat Boat Charters
Catboat Charters

Valley Arts District

Value: $

The WaterFire Arts Center is located right here in the Valley Arts District and is surrounded by some of the best new businesses in the city! Rent out the Dye house studio space for your own private party. Enjoy a certificate to Revival and Lost Valley Brewing glass-blowing classes at Gather Glass are included in this package that celebrates the creative capital’s creative neighborhood.

Donated by Dye House, Revival Brewing, and Gather Glass

Dye House
Dye House

Savannah Adventure

Value: $2,025

Get away from it all with a trip down south to Savannah GA! This package includes $400 Breeze Airline credit and a stay at The Westin Hotel Savannah Harbor Golf and Spa as well as tickets to the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum. 

Donated by Savannah College of Art and Design, Marriott International, and Breeze Airways

stay silent PVD

Value: $600

Keep spreading the love with this package that gets you into Stay Silent events! Custom Stay Silent swag is included.

Donated by stay silent PVD

stay silent PVD
stay silent PVD

Boston Bruins Tickets

Value: $520

Take your friends and family to see the Bruins at TD Park! This package includes 4 tickets to a Boston Bruins game. 

Donated by Mike Brostek

Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins

PVD Performs

Value: $1,050

Enjoy production by some of Providence’s performing arts organizations with the PVD Performs package! This multi-night experience includes tickets to Les Miserables at PPAC, The Nutcracker at Festival Ballet, and the latest production from The Wilbury Theater Group plus a gift certificate to the Courtland Club where you can see incredible live Jazz night on any given Sunday!

Donated by Festival Ballet, PPAC, The Wilbury Theatre Group, and Courtland Club

 Vermont Getaway

Value: $3,300

Experience quintessential Vermont with a getaway that includes a 3 night stay at a rustic Air bnb, entrance to The Hildene Lincoln Family home, The Sugar Shack and Norman Rockwell Exhibit, The Robert Frost Stone House, and The Bennington House. Take a class with glass artist Robert DuGrenier at his studio in Townshend and enjoy restaurant experiences at Allegro Ristorante and The Silver Fork.

Donated by Robert DuGrenier, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum

Health and Wellness in PVD

Value: $300

Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation. With this health and wellness centric package you can treat yourself and support local business at the same time. Includes certificates to Bodhi Spa’s Water Journey, a certificate to Plant City and 5 yoga classes at West Side Yoga. 

Donated by The Bodhi Spa, West Side Yoga, and Plant City

Downtown Work Package

Value: $3.500

For the Providence working professional! This package includes a one year-long parking spot at a MetroPark lot in downtown Providence along with gift certificates to Palo and Red Door.

Donated by MetroPark and The Red Door

PVD Staycation

Value: $700

A getaway in your own backyard! Don’t have the time to escape the city? Explore your own creative capital home or wow guests with this package that includes a 2 night stay at the Graduate Providence in the historic Biltmore Hotel with access to the Norwich Spa. Unwind with an evening out at local restaurants and bars before enjoying your local hotel stay.

Donated by Graduate Providence

Round of Golf at Agawam Hunt

Value: $480

Enjoy a round of golf at Agawam Hunt with golf carts provided for guests! 

Donated by Agawam Hunt

Agawam Hunt
Agawam Hunt

Event Times

October 20, 2022 6:00 p.m.(GMT-04:00)


WaterFire Providence

WaterFire Providence® is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.

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