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Students posing at the XQ Teachers Lounge

WaterFire’s 2022 Celebration of Educational Excellence Was a Smashing Success!

Thank you to all of the educators, teachers, administrators, and visitors who joined us on Saturday, September 24 to celebrate educational excellence and recognize educators from across the state who are going above & beyond for students, families, & fellow educators. Thank you to the Rhode Island Department of Education,… Read More »WaterFire’s 2022 Celebration of Educational Excellence Was a Smashing Success!

TroopTop Thursdays at the WaterFire Arts Center

The Third Thursdays of Summer on the ‘Troop’Top at the WaterFire Arts Center

Sunset, art, drinks, music = the ‘Troop’Top vibes at the WaterFire Arts Center on Thursdays, June 16, July 21, and August 18, this summer. Valley neighborhood favorite, Troop PVD, is bringing the drinks (+ snacks!) to the WFAC for these three summer nights, you can check them out down the… Read More »The Third Thursdays of Summer on the ‘Troop’Top at the WaterFire Arts Center

Art by WaterFire Accelerate artists

WaterFire’s Accelerate Program Is Now Accepting Applications For Its 2022-23 Cohort

WaterFire’s Accelerate program is a year-long professional development program for emerging artists under 30. This program is specifically designed to provide access to resources that will further the artistic careers of participants. The Accelerate program engages young artists who may not have had the opportunity to pursue a traditional arts… Read More »WaterFire’s Accelerate Program Is Now Accepting Applications For Its 2022-23 Cohort

Fires illuminate the faces of the crowd in Waterplace Park during a WaterFire lighting in 2018. Photograph by Jen Bonin.

WaterFire Providence Proudly Presents Our 2021 WaterFire Season Schedule!

The world-class art experience you know and love is back with at least 9 lightings from September through December! We are pleased to announce the 2021 WaterFire season which currently includes four (4) full lightings and five (5) partial lightings. The season will open with a full lighting thanking COVID… Read More »WaterFire Providence Proudly Presents Our 2021 WaterFire Season Schedule!

Light boat procession lining up at WaterFire in 2019. Photograph by Luis Andrade.

WaterFire Staff Stories: Kat Entwistle

Hi all, I’m Kat and I am the Volunteer Coordinator here at WaterFire! I started here in May 2018 as the Volunteer Management and Engagement intern as my last requirement before receiving my bachelor’s degree in Program and Event Management from the University of New Hampshire. In May 2019 I started my full-time position in the Volunteer Department creating relationships and coordinating volunteers, leading many, many ‘Woodpile Workouts’, preparing materials and communications for our downtown lightings and so much more.

Lighting Ceremony at the Gloria Gemma's Flames of Hope WaterFire. Photograph by Matthew Huang.

WaterFire Staff Stories: Jenn Kobza

I am the Events and Operations Associate at WaterFire. I started as a Special Events Intern three years ago and then worked my way up to a full-time position in the Operations Department. For me, no two days are ever the same but I mainly work on all the details of the logistics to help put an event together alongside my team.

Braziers and rose petals at WaterFire. Photograph by Armin Kososki.

WaterFire Staff Stories: Ed Cabral

Hi there, my name is Ed Cabral and I’m the manager of sponsorships and corporate relations at WaterFire Providence. I’ve been with WaterFire for just under two years.

One of the things that people don’t know about WaterFire is that we’re a small organization with a small team that works behind the scenes. And the reason why people don’t understand that or know that is because we put such an amazing elaborate large production on downtown Providence with our WaterFire lightings.

WaterFire fire tenders. Photograph by Tom Backman.

WaterFire Staff Stories: Jean Giorgio

Hi, my name is Jean Giorgio and I am a retail associate at the store at the WaterFire Arts Center. My WaterFire story started in 2010 when my husband and I moved to Providence from New York. We were wandering around one evening exploring and we stumbled upon a WaterFire in progress. We were immediately fascinated and I thought this would be a great thing to get involved with to meet people.

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