Brick by Brick

The West End of The WaterFire Arts Center is receiving a facade lift! Many of the bricks laid in 1929 during the building’s construction have been damaged by time and New England’s harsh winters. As part of the historic restoration, all bricks with scaled faces, cracks, or damaged mortar are… Read More »Brick by Brick

March 18th, 2016 – Slam Dunk WaterFire

This event is being sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts [one_half] March 18th, 2016 – Slam Dunk WaterFire Event Info: Sunset: 6:56 p.m.Lighting time: 7:16 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 10:30 p.m.Music Program [/one_half] [one_half_last] [/one_half_last] Basin lightings include the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the twelve braziers leading up… Read More »March 18th, 2016 – Slam Dunk WaterFire

WaterFire Records

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.

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The Fiery Fall Interns

The internship program here at WaterFire Providence is a great opportunity for local students and young professionals to get an inside look at one of Providence’s non-profit organizations. This fall WaterFire Providence has over 10 interns from various Universities including Roger Williams University, Johnson & Wales and Wheaton College. WaterFire… Read More »The Fiery Fall Interns

Christmas WaterFire - Photo by Jennifer Bedford

December 18th, 2015 – Christmas WaterFire

This special event is being sponsored by an anonymous donor and will highlight the good work being done by the Providence Rescue Mission. [one_half] [/one_half] [one_half_last] Enjoy the spirit of Christmas in Providence at the 5th Annual Christmas WaterFire benefiting and showcasing the incredible work of the Providence Rescue Mission and as a wonderful… Read More »December 18th, 2015 – Christmas WaterFire

America Flag and spotlights in Waterplace Park. Photo by Erin Cuddigan.

November 7th, 2015 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

This fire is made possible by Gold Star Sponsor Walmart, presenting Sponsors of the Veterans Resource Fair The Walmart Foundation,Silver Star Sponsor Bank of America, Bronze Star Sponsors Dominion Power & Energy and Chase Canopy, Media Sponsor the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association and other supporting sponsors: Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD,… Read More »November 7th, 2015 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

The RI State House in Pink. Photo by Tom Lincoln.

October 3rd, 2015 – Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life™

Sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and Your Rhode Island BMW Centers [one_half] The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation is pleased to sponsor WaterFire Providence, as we celebrate and honor those who are/have been affected by breast cancer. In partnership with WaterFire, Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™… Read More »October 3rd, 2015 – Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life™

Waterplace Bridge. Photo by John Nickerson.

September 26th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by Webster Bank, the Confucius Institute and US-China Institute at Bryant University, and Lifetime Medical. [one_third] For 80 years, Webster Bank has supported organizations that enrich our communities with vibrancy and hope. We are pleased to support WaterFire Providence® and it’s integral role in the city’s renaissance. Webster Bank, NA., Member FDIC.… Read More »September 26th, 2015 – Full Lighting