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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 commonly see today. But those original provisions make the WFAC unique. The WFAC has a...
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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 at WaterFire, the new carpets are done in black and red tiles which are easy...
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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 parking lot, where it was pumped through the emergency doors and throughout the building! Beneath...
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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 be appropriate to the age and industrial history of our building. They come in two...
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Experience the WaterFire Arts Center the same way that we do! Volunteer Photographer Tom Lincoln shot these 360-degree videos of our new arts center at the end of February. So much has changed since our last 360-degree tour! 360-Degrees of change Keep your eyes peeled and your head on a swivel to experience every degree...
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Following up on our earlier post, the Big Ass Fans have been installed! Big shout out to Madeline who made this great video about the final phases. The Big Ass Fans are huge. But it really takes a person standing next to them to really grasp their scale! Keeping the Arts Center Cool… and warm!...
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The office workspaces at the art center are coming together! Finishing touches like the hanging task lighting and desk work surfaces are hung, with just a few units of shelving still remaining. I can’t wait to show you what the office looks like with its final lighting treatments. Already there is a great deal of natural...
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A pallet of Big Ass Fans for the ceiling arrived today! No, really, that is the brand name! Big Ass Fans have made a name for themselves as designers and suppliers of giant industrial ceiling fans, and of contemporary looking fine home fans. Our fans fall somewhere in between. They have an industrial design with exposed workings. The...
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Exciting News! The WaterFire Arts Center receives its first furnishings! The first floor is still in mid phases of construction but the second floor is ready to receive its desks! Here, video intern Madeline Cirullo Vanna Whites our latest counter space.
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The final touches! One of the WFAC’s signature elements, the large staircase to the second floor, was being installed today. After it receives its final coat of bright red paint, the staircase will be tying in the different Mondrian inspired colors that highlight the building. Who, what is Mondrian? An influential painter of the early...
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