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#GivingTuesdayNow May 5, 2020

Be a part of #GivingTuesdayNow

While the coronavirus pandemic has put our 2020 WaterFire season on hold, we remain committed as ever to creating relevant and important art. Frankly, this has been a tough way to celebrate WaterFire’s first 25 years, but we are determined, resilient and excited about how our talented and dedicated team is… Read More »Be a part of #GivingTuesdayNow

The welfare of the community is top priority, as we all navigate COVID-19

Hello everyone, As an arts organization with a mission to bring people together in a safe and inspiring way, the welfare of our community is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, in cooperation with our event producers, we are postponing and rescheduling events at the WaterFire Arts Center… Read More »The welfare of the community is top priority, as we all navigate COVID-19

Reflective Lenses: WaterFire Volunteer Photography Show

A vibrant collection of photographs by WaterFire’s Volunteer Photographers featuring highlights of their WaterFire stories interacting together as an enchanting reflection of WaterFire. This group exhibition showcases the work of our local talent in Providence’s cultural tapestry.

The WaterFire Volunteer Photography Program brings together local artistic talents for an exploration of Providence’s culture and provides an opportunity for local photographers to share experiences and collaborate with one another.

WaterFire Symposium, a series of public dialogues at the WaterFire Arts Center

Symposium Books and WaterFire Providence Curate a Series of Public Dialogues At The WaterFire Arts Center, Named “WaterFire Symposium” The new WaterFire Symposium event series at the WaterFire Arts Center is curated by Symposium Books and WaterFire. These public dialogues consist of talks, panels, and readings covering the most pressing… Read More »WaterFire Symposium, a series of public dialogues at the WaterFire Arts Center

A graphic featuring the work of Julia Samuels and Andrew Raftery

Julia Samuels + Andrew Raftery – Pass the Torch Artist Talk

Rhode Island artists, Julia Samuels and Andrew Raftery, come together to explore printmaking via a discussion and exhibition featuring Julia’s relief prints and Andrew’s NetWorks Rhode Island video by Richard Goulis. Moderator Tripp Evans will lead a short discussion. This reception is the first event of the new pass the… Read More »Julia Samuels + Andrew Raftery – Pass the Torch Artist Talk

Memorials Will Shine Bright

Memorial Park pays homage to Rhode Islanders who gave their lives during wars and conflicts around the world. For all full WaterFire lightings the park is one end (or beginning!) of our footprint. It has become a reflective place for visitors and locals alike. The light of luminaria candle lanterns… Read More »Memorials Will Shine Bright

Moon at the WaterFire Arts Center

Music Without Borders – Judith Lynn Stillman

Judith Lynn Stillman teams up with NASA’s first woman director Carolyn Huntoon, WaterFire’s Barnaby Evans and members of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra for Music Without Borders on November 2, 2019. WaterFire’s Barnaby Evans and NASA’s Carolyn Huntoon of Barrington featuredin Stillman’s composition in honor of the 50th anniversary of the… Read More »Music Without Borders – Judith Lynn Stillman

November 2, 2019 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

Community Heroes Series || WaterFire Salute to VeteransSaturday, November 2FULL LIGHTING Honoring our veterans for the 7th Annual WaterFire Salute to Veterans event. The Seventh Annual WaterFire Salute to Veterans WaterFire Salute to Veterans Resource Fair and Special Events The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza, in… Read More »November 2, 2019 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans