WaterFire Providence

Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

WaterFire Providence was created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 with his “First Fire.” This first fire became a hit and in years since, WaterFire Providence has expanded to include over 80 Braziers that are lit throughout their events every season. The Providence Journal spoke of Waterfire Providence in 1997 describing… Read More »Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

Board Member Profile: Betsy Myers, Board Chair

Elizabeth Myers, currently a partner at Verrill Dana LLP in Boston, has been Chair of the WaterFire Board for the past two years, succeeding now-Vice Chair Peter Van Erp. As Chair, Myers runs general Board meetings, oversees executive committee meetings, and is a member of each of the subcommittees. “I… Read More »Board Member Profile: Betsy Myers, Board Chair

The McMillan's "The Coal Bin Project"

Megan and Murray McMillan’s “The Coal Bin Project”

Please join us for a special evening with WaterFire Providence’s first Artists in Residence, Megan and Murray McMillan, for a Processional and Launch Performance of “The Coal Bin Project.” In November 2012, WaterFire Providence purchased a historic, industrial property at 475 Valley Street which we are transforming into the organization’s headquarters,… Read More »Megan and Murray McMillan’s “The Coal Bin Project”

WaterFire t-shirt designed by Venture for America

Venture for America designs a hot new WaterFire tee-shirt!

Update Thursday, June 12, 2012, 2:30 pm – The Venture for America WaterFire team won their competition and raised a little over $1,700 for us. Congratulations and big thanks for choosing WaterFire Providence! ♦♦♦ WaterFire Providence and Venture for America rolled out a brand new tee-shirt design at the July 7,… Read More »Venture for America designs a hot new WaterFire tee-shirt!

Welcome to the new WaterFire Providence website!

Welcome to the new WaterFire Providence website! While we loved our old website, over the past few years technology has advanced incredibly and we wanted to take advantage of that. So you’ll still find all of the important information that you need to make your WaterFire experience the best it… Read More »Welcome to the new WaterFire Providence website!