Todd Brodeur, Superintendant with TRAC Builders, kindly agreed to give us a guided tour of the construction site last week, sharing with us an overview of the many tasks being accomplished as the building and the site at 475 Valley Street are prepared for renovation and construction.
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.
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
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 of the Revolutionary War! On Saturday June 13th, WaterFire Providence will honor… Read More »Set your imagination on fire, join the WaterFire team on June 13th.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you truly are. ―E.E. Cummings Gina Murray is a woman who fell in love at first site with her career. She had the opportunity (thanks mom!) to shadow a surgical tech during a series of operations a few years out of… Read More »The People of WaterFire: Gina Murray
Rhode Island Celebrates Inauguration 2015 at WaterFire Congratulations to Governor Gina Raimondo, Lt. Governor Dan Mckee, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. Thank you to all of our fans who came out and celebrated this historic day with us.
WaterFire Providence would like to thank U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed for their critical support in getting legislation passed that will permit better navigation conditions on the river to help with events like WaterFire. Due to increased siltation the three downtown rivers are increasing impassable to all boat… Read More »2014 Water Resources Bill allows WaterFire to Request Hurricane Barrier Closures
The WaterFire Salute to Veterans is scheduled to take place on November 9, 2013. It will be the first-ever community-wide celebration of Veterans on such a large scale in Rhode Island. This WaterFire will be a full WaterFire event lighting and solely devoted to saluting and honoring our Veterans and… Read More »WaterFire Salute to Veterans – November 9, 2013
In collaboration with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, the bonfires in the basin will be lit at 8:15pm with a special 150 person torch salute in honor of those living with breast cancer and those lost to the disease. This event will be preceded by the lighting of the rest of… Read More »Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life at WaterFire on October 12th
In case you missed the live broadcast of WaterFire: Art & Soul of a City this past weekend, Rhode Island PBS will be re-broadcasting the documentary along with the appearances by WaterFire executive artistic director Barnaby Evans, the documentary’s executive producer Joe Rocco and director of photography/editor Jim Karpeichik. Eric Auger and… Read More »WaterFire: Art & Soul of City on Rhode Island PBS