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
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.
Kicking off the first Burnside Park Beer Garden concert, local trumpeter/vocalist Eric Bloom has formed “The “Funky Autocrats”, one of Rhode Island’s newest & hottest funk group. Formed in 2011, Bloom brought together some of Rhode Island’s funkiest musicians with the sole purpose of playing the classic funk, R&B and… Read More »Artist Highlight: Funky AutoCrats
The Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series takes place by the fountain in the park and will run every Thursday from June 27 to August 29 (excluding July 4). The Beer garden is open from 4:30 – 7:30pm with music from 5:30 – 7pm. In addition to great local music,… Read More »The Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series
Great Performances at the Steeple Street Stage. WaterFire kicks off Ignite Providence – a WaterFire initiative to showcase the broad range of creative talents of Rhode Island artists and performers, supported in part by the prestigious national ArtPlace grant. WaterFire will launch Ignite Providence on Saturday, June 8th with the… Read More »Presenting: Ignite Providence an Evening of Live Music at WaterFire