Providence, RI: WaterFire Providence announces the details for the full lighting on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The full lighting is sponsored in part by Cox Business. Sunset is at 8:24 pm. The fires will be lit shortly thereafter and burn until midnight.
WaterFire Providence is thrilled to have long time sponsor and community partner Cox Business return for the 2019 season. “Cox Business provides Data, Voice and Video services to businesses across Rhode Island, including healthcare providers, K-12, and higher education, financial institutions, and local governments. Services are delivered over our more than 6,000 network miles throughout the state, a result of the nearly half a billion dollars that Cox has invested in the past decade. The network includes an extensive fiber backbone – there are more than 200 miles of fiber on Aquidneck Island alone. Cox has been consistently recognized for its leadership among small/midsize business data service providers, its commitment to diversity and its contribution to Rhode Island’s communities. Cox Charities has provided nearly $6 million in cash and in-kind support to organizations in the northeast that support after-school and summer learning.”
Take a walking tour with our knowledgeable interns and volunteers to get an inside look into the history, theory of design and management of WaterFire. Tours begin at 4:30 and 5:00 pm; book now by making a reservation waterfire.org/walkingtours. For a donation of $15 registrants will walk the length of the canal with a tour guide and land at the basin just in time for lighting.
The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza, in partnership with Bryce Studio, is happening again on both Washington Street and Steeple Street from 6:00 - 11:30 pm., this outdoor artisan fair will showcase some of the great artwork created in Rhode Island in mediums such as glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more. The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza will offer visitors the opportunity to support the local arts economy by purchasing work by Rhode Island-based artists.
The WaterFire Music Stage on Steeple Street will feature Hollow Turtle, “they bring a ruckus to a traditional bluegrass style while tying it all together with tightly wound vocal harmonies...” Hollow Turtle is Alfie Purcell, acoustic guitar; Joe Cappelletti, upright bass; Nick Preite, mandolin; and James Cappelletti & Ben Richard on fiddle. Performances will start at 6:30 pm.
Visit the WaterFire Marketplace on Canal Street and help light up Providence. Support WaterFire with a donation or a purchase of locally designed apparel, glassware, and gifts. Pin where you are from on Map Center’s maps and watch glass blowing by Gather Glass.
The Starry, Starry Night Installation will shine brightly in Memorial Park. Join thousands of WaterFire visitors in Memorial Park where the public is encouraged to add their own light to the night. For a small donation to WaterFire, make a wish upon a star or place your very own message and luminaria candle lantern in the park. The park will be aglow with hanging blue stars and a constellation of twinkling luminaria candle lanterns below.
WaterFire Signature Performers will include:
WaterFire is an independent, non-profit 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. The powerful work of art is installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence as a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. To learn more about WaterFire or make a donation visit https://watefire.org or https://www.facebook.com/waterfireprovidence.
WaterFire Providence announces its inaugural #Art4Impact series of events.
The #Art4Impact series will include three themed series of WaterFire lightings and events with each series highlighting community milestones, challenges or issues that WaterFire has been helping celebrate or raise awareness of with community partners over its first 24 years.
“Most people think of WaterFire as a beautiful event that transforms downtown Providence and brings together tens of thousands of people to experience art together; however, WaterFire is that but much more,” said Peter A. Mello, managing director, and coCEO. “WaterFire’s economic, cultural and community impacts are all critically important to Rhode Island and the #Art4Impact series will help us tell the stories that will give people a better understanding of the power of art in transforming and building our community.”
In addition to the #Art4Impact series, WaterFire will start the 2019 season with a basin lighting on Thursday, May 23 for the National Association of State Treasurers Treasury Management Training Symposium and the first full lighting of the season will be Saturday, June 22 sponsored in part by Cox. At the time of this announcement, there will be eight full lightings and one basin lighting in 2019 with more lightings added as funding becomes available. For more information about sponsoring WaterFire, please contact Ed Cabral, manager of sponsorship and corporate relations at email@example.com or 401.443.5546.
The 2019 #Art4Impact series will include the following themes and lightings:
Summer of Science Series
During the 2019 season, many of the #Art4Impact series of lightings will also include programming in the WaterFire Arts Center. Please check the WaterFire website for details and updates.
WaterFire Providence’s 2019 Season is sponsored in part by the Providence Tourism Council, Bank of America, Tufts Health Plan, Amica Insurance and the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust. The 2019 Media Sponsors include Cox Media, Cumulus Media: News Talk 630 AM & 99.7 FM WPRO and Talk & Business 790 AM, iHeartRadio, The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly Communications, Inc., and WPRI 12 & FOX Providence & The Rhode Show.
About WaterFire Providence
WaterFire Providence is a 501(c)3 independent, non-profit 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. Created in 1994 by the artist Barnaby Evans, each year approximately one million visitors come to Providence to experience WaterFire making it one of the largest tourist attractions in the State of Rhode Island and Southern New England.
For more information about WaterFire Providence, please visit http://waterfire.org
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