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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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02
Mar

Building for the Future | 360-Degree Tour!

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...
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01
Mar

Before and After, September to February

It is amazing how much has changed in the months spanning from September to February! When volunteer photographer Elaine Fredrick made the first images in this collection, the windows were not fully installed! A lot has happened since then. Sheetrock...
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27
Feb

Big Ass Fans Are Installed!

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...
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