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TroopTop Thursdays at the WFAC are Back for Summer 2023!

TroopTop Thursdays, in partnership with TROOP PVD, are back and better than ever for summer 2023. Starting on June 1 and running through August 31 every Thursday Night* at the WaterFire Arts Center will be the good vibes center of the Valley Neighborhood.

Accelerate Crew

WaterFire Accelerate Presents: What Have We Been Up To?

In September of 2022, WaterFire kicked off the second cohort of WaterFire Accelerate; our professional development program for artists under 30. Since the start of cohort two, our Accelerate artists have done everything from attending artist talks to talking to professional artists about their artistic practices, to honoring Dr. Joseph… Read More »WaterFire Accelerate Presents: What Have We Been Up To?

The fires light up Waterplace Basin and the city skyline. Photograph by John Nickerson

WaterFire Providence Announces the 2023 Season

WaterFire Providence proudly announces the 2023 WaterFire season which currently includes seven (7) full lightings and five (5) partial lightings. The 2023 season started with a pre-season lighting on April 1, 2023, supported by the United Way of Rhode Island followed by the first-ever WaterFire Day on April 19, 2023, in Memorial Park. 

Crowds Gather Along Memorial Park to Enjoy the First WaterFire Lighting of 2018 (Photograph by Erin Cuddigan)

Governor Mckee and Mayor Smiley to Designate April 19, 2023, as the First-ever WaterFire Day

WaterFire Providence announces the designation of April 19, 2023, as the first-ever WaterFire Day in the State of Rhode Island and the City of Providence in celebration of the release of the 2023 WaterFire season schedule. In conjunction with the schedule release, WaterFire will be lighting the 12 stationary braziers… Read More »Governor Mckee and Mayor Smiley to Designate April 19, 2023, as the First-ever WaterFire Day

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WaterFire Providence Announces the Launch of [email protected]

 [email protected] is a paid internship program for highschool-aged BIPOC youth WaterFire Providence announces the launch of WaterFire’s latest workforce development program, [email protected] [email protected] is a year-long, paid internship and mentorship program for BIPOC male high school students to develop professional skills in the arts and culture industry. Led by Program… Read More »WaterFire Providence Announces the Launch of [email protected]

The first ever FireBall fundraiser event at the WaterFire Arts Center in 2015 prior to the rennovations. Eugene designed the floor mural and cityscape backdrop. Photograph by Jen Bonin.

Remembering Eugene Lee

We just lost a good friend and one of the true great giants of the arts, known and celebrated all across the world. Eugene Lee was a masterful set designer, a visionary, an artist, a gentleman,  and so much more

Grechel Rosado

WaterFire Providence Welcomes Grechel Rosado As Our New Program Coordinator

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