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october, 2022

20oct6:00 p.m.FireBall: Spread Love Cityin partnership with stay silent PVDWaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street Event Organized By: WaterFire Providence

Event Details

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


Send us a text to learn more.

VIP Reception : 6:00-8:00 pm

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

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

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

Individual Sponsorships $1,000 (4 tickets)  – 6 pm entry, champagne welcome, dinner, program, signed copy of Chazan! Unfiltered, access to entire nightAll 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.

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
MetroPark Logo
Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects
Dimeo Construction
Rhodium Rhode Island Spirits

Event Times

(Thursday) 6:00 p.m.


WaterFire ProvidenceWaterFire 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. 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908