Grechel Rosado has joined WaterFire Providence as our first Program Coordinator. Grechel’s primary responsibilities include managing [email protected], a year-long paid internship and leadership development program for BIPOC male high school students, and WaterFire Accelerate, a year-long professional development program for artists under 30. “We are excited to have Grechel join… Read More »WaterFire Providence Welcomes Grechel Rosado As Our New Program Coordinator
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WaterFire Providence had the privilege to honor Dr. Joseph A. Chazan for his extraordinary support of Rhode Island artists and arts organizations over the past 50 years at our 6th Annual FireBall Gala. On October 20, 2022 the WaterFire Arts Center was filled with community members, stakeholders, and revelers for… Read More »WaterFire Honors Dr. Joseph Chazan at 6th Annual FireBall Gala
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 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
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
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
Faded, the gallery is a month-long exhibition at the WaterFire Arts Center exploring the lineage of graphic t-shirts from their earliest adaptations as a new medium for creative self expression in the 1930s to present day.
We are proud to announce the 2022 WaterFire season which currently includes seven (7) full lightings and six (6) partial lightings. The Gordon School supported a pre-season lighting in Waterplace Park on April 9th. From April to December, supporters can expect to see the return of the #Art4Impact series which aims to… Read More »Announcing the 2022 WaterFire Season Schedule
Join us in a celebration of the return of WaterFire to downtown Providence for the 2022 lighting season with our Strike the Match fundraiser on Wednesday, April 27th at 6:00 p.m. at Skyline at Waterplace. You are invited to an evening of food, drink, and community as we release the… Read More »Strike the Match Fundraiser at Skyline