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Mission Statement

WaterFire Providence was established in 2000 as an independent non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization whose mission is to continue the WaterFire Providence art installation and to foster and promote the creation, exhibition and performance of works of art by visual and performing artists of the state of Rhode Island.


WaterFire Providence, the award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans, installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence's renaissance. WaterFire's sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from across the world all engage the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths and bridges of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of many thousands of people, bringing life to downtown, and continues to revitalize Rhode Island's capital city.


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Would you recommend WaterFire Providence?

by Laurie T. from North Providence, RI (August 10, 2011)
WaterFire is a very special event. Once you go you never want to miss it. It is a very professional organization that is wonderful to work for. You can do as much or as little as you want anytime that works for you. Sign up today!