Waterfire Providence




WaterFire Arts Center
Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday through Sunday

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About Waterfire Providence

WaterFire Providence® is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.
WaterFire Providence presents groundbreaking, world-class art experiences on the rivers of downtown Providence and at the WaterFire Arts Center in the Olneyville neighborhood. Additionally, the WaterFire Arts Center also serves as an event space where we play host to a wide range of galas, trade shows, and community events.

The WaterFire Arts Center serves as the headquarters, production complex, and multi-purpose arts venue as well as a social enterprise platform strengthening the organization’s long-term financial sustainability. One of the unique features of the WaterFire Arts Center is the Main Hall which provides 15,000 sq. ft. of uninterrupted exhibition, performance, and production space with a 40 ft. ceiling.

WaterFire, an 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.

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