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

WaterFire Impact Stories: Kate Bramson

My husband and I moved from northern Minnesota to Providence 22 years ago, returning to the East Coast on a Saturday with our cat and a great book that inspired us to drive downtown for dinner in our new city. We struggled to find parking, but we persevered. “We’d like a table for two, please,” we said when we arrived. “That will be three hours,” the hostess replied. We gasped: “Is it always this busy?” “Yes,” she replied: “Always.” What had we done?! No one had warned us this city’s well-known restaurant scene offered hours-long ordeals just to get a table.

qA table setting at the 7th Annual FireBall Gala Fundraiser. Photograph by Jen Bonin.

A Look Back at our 7th Annual FireBall Gala Fundraiser

We were honored to present four extraordinary Rhode Islanders with WaterFire Impact Awards: Barbara Papitto, The Honorable David N. Cicilline, Dr. Silas Otniel Rodrigues Pinto, and Umberto Crenca. With such incredible honorees and a great lineup of performances and guests, it’s no surprise that the evening was so memorable.

ArtLab@WaterFire: Creative Labs

Introducing ArtLab@WaterFire Creative Labs Art Workshops

A Free Art Workshop Series for Families at the WaterFire Arts Center See the full upcoming ArtLab@WaterFire: Creative Labs Art Workshop listings. WaterFire Providence announces the launch of ArtLab@WaterFire: Creative Labs, a new and free art workshop series for families of all ages to ignite their creativity and make art… Read More »Introducing ArtLab@WaterFire Creative Labs Art Workshops

Photograph by Mike Hayes

Announcing A Light In Every Town

A Campaign to Have a Volunteer Representative from all 39 Cities and Towns in Rhode Island WaterFire Providence is announcing A Light In Every Town, a campaign to connect communities across Rhode Island through the power of volunteerism. Presently, WaterFire boasts volunteers hailing from 35 out of Rhode Island’s 39… Read More »Announcing A Light In Every Town

WaterFire Accelerate 2023-2024 Cohort Members

WaterFire Providence Announces the 2023-2024 WaterFire Accelerate Cohort

Six new members to join the year-long professional development program for young artists under 30 WaterFire Providence announces the third cohort of WaterFire Accelerate, a professional development program for artists under 30. The third cohort includes six prolific young artists spanning a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, textiles,… Read More »WaterFire Providence Announces the 2023-2024 WaterFire Accelerate Cohort

Starts at Sunset presented by WaterFire Providence

WaterFire Providence Announces Starts At Sunset

A New Community Gathering on the Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Pedestrian Bridge Happening on August 30, September 14, October 28, and December 31 WaterFire Providence announces Starts At Sunset, a new community gathering on the Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Pedestrian Bridge sponsored by the Providence Tourism Council.  This… Read More »WaterFire Providence Announces Starts At Sunset