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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.

The first ever FireBall fundraiser event at the WaterFire Arts Center in 2015 prior to the rennovations. Eugene designed the floor mural and cityscape backdrop. Photograph by Jen Bonin.

Remembering Eugene Lee

We just lost a good friend and one of the true great giants of the arts, known and celebrated all across the world. Eugene Lee was a masterful set designer, a visionary, an artist, a gentleman,  and so much more

FireBall Spread Love City

WaterFire Honors Dr. Joseph Chazan at 6th Annual FireBall Gala

WaterFire Providence had the privilege to honor Dr. Joseph A. Chazan for his extraordinary support of Rhode Island artists and arts organizations over the past 50 years at our 6th Annual FireBall Gala. On October 20, 2022 the WaterFire Arts Center was filled with community members, stakeholders, and revelers for… Read More »WaterFire Honors Dr. Joseph Chazan at 6th Annual FireBall Gala

2017 FireBall Fundraiser Photos

A stellar celebration at the newly completed WaterFire Arts Center! Thanks to aerialist Nicole Raab, Grupo Ondas Capoeira; the Extraordinary Rendition Band, Jesus Andujar & Grupo Sazon, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School Latin Quintet, Ten31 Productions, Janice Lee Kelly, and all of the performers that made this a truly magical evening.