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14
Aug

The Rosa Parks House Project at the WaterFire Arts Center

Ryan Mendoza’s The Rosa Parks House Project is an art installation that honors Rosa Parks and the struggles she faced due to her courageous leadership in the civil rights movement. The house speaks to issues of the centrality of family connection in the African American experience, of the...
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29
Mar

Celebrating Rosa Parks

Celebrating Rosa Parks featuring Ryan Mendoza‘s “Rosa Parks House Project” Join us Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM for a concert and celebration gathering as well as community and panel discussions throughout the day. WaterFire Arts Center 475...
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17
Jan

Grants will be used for upgrades to the WaterFire Arts Center

Last week we were pleased to announce that we received a $200,000 grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts under their State Cultural Facilities Program and a $150,000 grant from the Champlin Foundation for updates to the...
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04
Dec

2017 FireBall Fundraiser Photos

A stellar celebration at the newly completed WaterFire Arts Center! Thanks to aerialist Nicole Raab, Grupo Ondas Capoeira; the Extraordinary Rendition Band, Jesus Andujar & Grupo Sazon, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School Latin Quintet, Ten31 Productions, Janice Lee Kelly, and all of...
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23
Jun

The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was a huge success!

Thank you to all who attended the official grand opening and Ribbon Burning ceremony at the WaterFire Arts Center. We were honored to kick things off with a wonderful rendition of Summertime by the inimitable Rose Weaver. A big thank as well...
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20
Apr

Building for the Future | Episode 27 Historic Architectural Elements

Standout Historical Features There are many historical features that make the WaterFire Arts Center unique. When the building was owned by the US Rubber company it had different needs than it does today. Those needs demanded solutions that we no longer...
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13
Apr

New Carpets, Happy Feet!

Well, happy people really! Check out this time lapse in which the WaterFire Arts Center gets its new carpets installed on its office floor. Designed to align with the event day dress code that we and our volunteers adhere to...
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16
Mar

Floored by the Cement Pour!

Today the cement for the main hall of the WaterFire Arts Center was poured! It took all day and dozens of laborers, but the floor is complete! Truck, after truck, after truck, brought loads of cement into the arts center...
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10
Mar

Building for the Future Episode 26 | Electrical

Electrical Systems Make Us Glow! Nothing can compare to our bonfires on the rivers of Providence. But our electrical systems make the WaterFire Arts Center a stunning place to be! Supplementing our natural light, mandatory during the night, our lighting fixtures were chosen to...
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The Rosa Parks House Project at the WaterFire Arts Center
August 14, 2018
Celebrating Rosa Parks
March 29, 2018
Grants will be used for upgrades to the WaterFire Arts Center
January 17, 2018

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