WaterFire Providence presents groundbreaking, world-class art experiences on the rivers of downtown Providence and at the WaterFire Arts Center in the Olneyville neighborhood. Additionally, the WaterFire Arts Center also serves as an event space where we play host to a wide range of galas, trade-shows, and community events.
Visitors can proudly support the businesses listed on our guides knowing that they support the same important values and community connections that WaterFire seeks to foster. All of the hotels and restaurants listed here are direct financial supporters of WaterFire and/or the WaterFire Arts Center.
The WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley Street | Providence, RI 02908 | 401.443.5553
The WaterFire Arts Center serves as our headquarters, production complex, and multi-purpose arts venue as well as a social enterprise platform strengthening the organization’s long-term financial sustainability. One of the unique features of the WaterFire Arts Center is the Main Hall which provides 15,000 sq. ft. of uninterrupted exhibition, performance, and production space with a 40 ft. ceiling.
WaterFire Lightings Downtown
4 North Main Street | Providence, RI 02903 | 401.273.1155
WaterFire, an award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s over eighty sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the fire tenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park.