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
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 Providence presents Planet Earth, The Environment and Our Future at the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC) an exhibition of art and science looking at the beauty and fragility of our world. This exhibition will be at the WFAC from Saturday, March 19 through Sunday, May 1, 2022.
The WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC) is pleased to present its first small works holiday show, Buy Art, in the WFAC gallery, including over 175 works by eighteen contemporary Rhode Island-based artists. This small works holiday show/sale encourages visitors to support local artists by giving the gift of art for the… Read More »Buy Art [small works holiday show] in the gallery at the WaterFire Arts Center
(July 2021 UPDATE: A series of exhibition related programming is now available here, waterfire.org/eyetoeye-programming) WaterFire Providence presents EYE TO EYE Photographs and Projects Mary Beth Meehan at the WaterFire Arts Center (WFAC), an exhibition of work from all four of Meehan’s most recent in-depth projects – from Brockton, Massachusetts, to Providence, Rhode… Read More »EYE TO EYE Photographs and Projects Mary Beth Meehan
WaterFire Providence presents Down to Earth: Robert Rohm Sculpture, 1963-2013 at the WaterFire Arts Center, an exhibition spanning fifty years of work by sculptor, Robert Rohm. This exhibition will run from Wednesday, March 24 – Sunday, April 25, 2021. Robert Rohm is internationally recognized for his sculptures with exhibitions at… Read More »Down to Earth: Robert Rohm Sculpture, 1963-2013
WaterFire’s New Flame initiative is pleased to present a group exhibition of current photography curated by The Vanta Guild in the WaterFire Arts Center Gallery. “The Let-Out” show run is December 9, 2020 – January 15, 2021.
Six photographers are featured in the show: Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, Dee Speaks, Nicholas Mendes, Shaun Morse, Rafael Medina, and Marlisse Payamps. Featured images in “The Let-Out” exhibit focus on the joy, anger, and uncertainty of Black American experiences in Rhode Island as people grapple with the realities of pandemic-induced lockdowns, socio-political uprisings, and the struggle to maintain a sense of beauty, joy, and balance in the century’s most turbulent year.
WaterFire Theater Under The Stars Brings Live Theater and Film Screenings to the Valley Neighborhood
The WaterFire Theater Under the Stars is the second-largest outdoor theater in Rhode Island and the first of its kind in Providence. Peter A. Mello, managing director and coCEO said, “In the spirit of the Governor’s ‘Take it Outside’ initiative our goal is to provide a safe experience for all Rhode Islanders by offering a wide variety of arts programming for the community at the WaterFire Arts Center.”
Created as a reinvention of both theatre and audience to assure safety in the COVID-19 era, the event happens over 14 days August 9-22, and featuring dozens of performance artists in outdoor performances across 15 acres of a restored locomotive factory. The Wilbury Theatre Group and WaterFire Providence announce Decameron, Providence: New Stories… Read More »Decameron, Providence: New Stories for a New Era
Connections Live Where We Make Them During this time of crisis, we created a program of daily emails to inspire and connect our community. Sharing inspirational quotes, WaterFire stories, and unDistancing Resources from arts/culture organizations as well as economic relief programs and opportunities for our followers to boost our local… Read More »WaterFire’s 100 Days of Inspiration and Connection