This event is being sponsored by: Brown Alumni Association and Brown University’s 250th Anniversary, and Bank of America.
The Brown Alumni Association (BAA) seeks to unite alumni efforts in support of Brown by nurturing each alumna and alumnus’s relationships with the University and with other alumni.
“WaterFire is a signature Providence event, a tremendous testament to the city’s creative talent and energy,” said Bill Hatfield, Rhode Island president, Bank of America. “It connects artists, businesses and the community as a whole in a partnership that reflects a collective commitment to making our city an engaging, culturally vibrant place to live and work.”
Brown University marks the 250th anniversary of its founding with 15 months of events and activities designed to share a fuller and deeper understanding of the University and its historic and ongoing partnership with Providence and Rhode Island. Sponsoring WaterFire Providence, founded by alumnus Barnaby Evans, is an opportunity to invite all Rhode Islanders to the magical open-air testament to creative expression that celebrates our capital city.
May 24th 2014 Event Schedule:
Sunset Time: 8:07pm
All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until just past midnight. Please check this page frequently for updated information.
The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza – 6:00pm – 10:30pm
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Located on Washington Street in the heart of the WaterFire installation, the Arts Festival Plaza is a showcase for local artists and crafts-people. From photography and sculpture, paintings and hand-crafted ceramics, to jewelry and specialty textiles, the WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza features a wide range of locally crafted artisan wares to exhibit for sale to WaterFire’s visitors.
On May 24th the WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza will feature the works of: Floweredsky Designs, SepiaLepus Illustrations, Lotus Life Designs, Wrist Candy Creations, Harliquinn Designs, The Utopian Collection, Liquor Wicks, Dak Photography, AniArt, Periodically Inspired, My Mez LLC , and Bryce Studios.
Fire Dancers Liz Knights and Andrew Lindsay – Sunset – 10:30pm
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Liz and Andrew will be performing on the river starting with the lighting of the braziers on the wall in Memorial Park. They will be performing several times in various locations throughout the evening.
Sunset – 10:00pm The Phantom Boatman
Artist and mime Michael Grando once again will grace the waters as the Phantom Boatman. He can found gliding up and down the river handing out carnations searching for his one true love.
The Gargoyles and the Oracles from Ten31 Productions – 8:00pm – 10:00pm
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Located around the World War I Monument in Memorial Park, Ten31 Productions living statues including the famous Gargoyles, The Oracle and other characters will mesmerize you.
The Nursing Placement First Aid Station on Washington Street 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Nursing Placement the official first aid provider at WaterFire events will offer first aid care to the public at any time during the event. Additionally, the venue will serve as a meeting place for missing children and parents to reunite. The First Aid RV will be located on Washington Street and can be found on all WaterFire event maps. Nursing Placement will also be taking applications for new team members to help serve the RI population.
This page is updated continuously with new information (updated 5/20/2014). Please check back frequently!
About the author
I've worked at WaterFire Providence since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career, I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. In 2012 transitioned to the role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I now head up WaterFire Providence's digital projects including, web, social, databases, and our physical IT infrastructure.