Take a tour with us around the first floor of the new WaterFire Arts Center! This floor will be home to our production department as well as the great hall, and the smaller multi-function room. Our dramatic entryway and welcome area, replete with a small shop, round out the tour.… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 21 | Post Break Progress on the First Floor
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.
Off-season modifications to WaterFire’s guest boats wrap up this week with wiring and lighting modifications. WaterFire’s fleet of guest boats is powered by electric motors so maintenance of the electrical system is of utmost importance. Six golf cart batteries provide power to the motor and lights on each boat. In… Read More »Production Department Update: Guest Boats II
If you have been following our production department updates you will know that our production team has been working on making improvements to our fleet of guest boats. With most of the major carpentry completed painting is underway. Painting is a four-step process using marine grade paints that not only… Read More »Production Department Update: Guest Boats