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Students posing at the XQ Teachers Lounge

WaterFire’s 2022 Celebration of Educational Excellence Was a Smashing Success!

Thank you to all of the educators, teachers, administrators, and visitors who joined us on Saturday, September 24 to celebrate educational excellence and recognize educators from across the state who are going above & beyond for students, families, & fellow educators. Thank you to the Rhode Island Department of Education,… Read More »WaterFire’s 2022 Celebration of Educational Excellence Was a Smashing Success!

WaterFire Accelerate - 2022-2023 Cohort Artwork Collage

Announcing the 2022-2023 WaterFire Accelerate Cohort

WaterFire Providence announces the second cohort of WaterFire Accelerate, a professional development program for artists under 30. The second cohort includes six prolific young artists spanning a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, graphic design, rug-tufting, and video production. The new WaterFire Accelerate cohort embarks on their journey… Read More »Announcing the 2022-2023 WaterFire Accelerate Cohort

“PORTALES: Reimagining the Future” in the gallery at the WaterFire Arts Center, September 1 – October 9, 2022

PORTALES: Reimagining the Future is an art exhibit presenting the variety of ways that artists and organizers in Rhode Island have strengthened our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement against racial injustice. In moments of difficulty, we can see how art can turn into ‘community portals’ that help… Read More »“PORTALES: Reimagining the Future” in the gallery at the WaterFire Arts Center, September 1 – October 9, 2022

TroopTop Thursdays at the WaterFire Arts Center

The Third Thursdays of Summer on the ‘Troop’Top at the WaterFire Arts Center

Sunset, art, drinks, music = the ‘Troop’Top vibes at the WaterFire Arts Center on Thursdays, June 16, July 21, and August 18, this summer. Valley neighborhood favorite, Troop PVD, is bringing the drinks (+ snacks!) to the WFAC for these three summer nights, you can check them out down the… Read More »The Third Thursdays of Summer on the ‘Troop’Top at the WaterFire Arts Center

Art by WaterFire Accelerate artists

WaterFire’s Accelerate Program Is Now Accepting Applications For Its 2022-23 Cohort

WaterFire’s Accelerate program is a year-long professional development program for emerging artists under 30. This program is specifically designed to provide access to resources that will further the artistic careers of participants. The Accelerate program engages young artists who may not have had the opportunity to pursue a traditional arts… Read More »WaterFire’s Accelerate Program Is Now Accepting Applications For Its 2022-23 Cohort

Barnaby Evans, WaterFire creator and Executive Artistic Director/coCEO of WaterFire Providence, speaks at the Olneyville Expo in 2019. Barnaby is seen on stage along with one of our LED illuminated Japanese Koi fish. Photograph by Matthew Huang

WaterFire founder, Executive Artistic Director Barnaby Evans to receive honorary degree from University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island announced today that “artist, designer, developer, and thought leader Barnaby M. Evans. Evans, the founder and executive artistic director of WaterFire Providence, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at their 136th Undergraduate Commencement. World renowned ocean explorer and professor of oceanography Robert Ballard will deliver… Read More »WaterFire founder, Executive Artistic Director Barnaby Evans to receive honorary degree from University of Rhode Island

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