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
“PORTALES: Reimagining the Future” in the gallery at the WaterFire Arts Center, September 1 – October 9, 2022
PORTALES: Reimagining the Future is an art exhibit presenting the variety of ways that artists and organizers in Rhode Island have strengthened our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement against racial injustice. In moments of difficulty, we can see how art can turn into ‘community portals’ that help… Read More »“PORTALES: Reimagining the Future” in the gallery at the WaterFire Arts Center, September 1 – October 9, 2022
Artists and makers are showcasing their latest work: October 3, October 10 and October 24, 10am to 4pm. Continuing ArtMart markets into November is currently in the works, stay tuned. Artist vary each event.
WaterFire is committed to transforming place and building community. Recently, our staff has been focused on creating new and safe events inside and outside the WaterFire Arts Center. ART MART is a new outdoor pop-up art market that aims to support and connect artists with the community by providing a safe venue to sell their work.
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
The #Art4Impact Arts and Health Event Series aims to bring awareness to health initiatives in Rhode Island. At this summer’s August 3rd event, we worked with RI Defeats Hep C for the 6th annual “C is for Cure” event bringing awareness to the fact that there is a cure to… Read More »2019 #Art4Impact: The Arts and Health Event Series
Like everyone at WaterFire Providence, I am excited to see work progressing on The WaterFire Arts Center. But I am more energized by the new opportunities it provides for our organization. Yes, it will be many times more efficient to have all of our operations contained under one roof, and yes it will be nice to work in a properly finished office environment. But it is really the programming that will take place at 475 Valley Street that gets my fires stoked. It isn’t just me; all of WaterFire’s departments and staff are looking at new ways to engage the public, develop WaterFire as an event, and advance – as well as share – the art of creative placemaking.
[sc name=photo-caption caption=”Fife and drum at WaterFire. Photo by John Nickerson.” ] You could say that the original WaterFire happened on June 9, 1772. Most historians agree that when a small group of Providence citizens set the British Gaspee alight in the Providence bay that this was the starting point… Read More »Set your imagination on fire, join the WaterFire team on June 13th.
The smell of the cedar and pine heavy in the air, clad in all black, you are surrounded; surrounded by wood, by water, by people, by a city normally busy by day and deserted by night. But, tonight it is different. It is rich in culture and filled with vibrancy.… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Carlson
As we all know, WaterFire is made possible by a small army of volunteers and a small but, dedicated staff. WaterFire connects with numerous other organizations and partners to make its events successful. One partner you might not know of is The Fogarty Center. A fellow Rhode Island nonprofit, The… Read More »Building our Community with The Fogarty Center