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WRGA is  a series of site-specific performances and temporary works demonstrating the potential for a public art park along the banks of Providence’s historic urban waterway. This initiative is being  produced by the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism in partnership with WaterFire, The Steel Yard, The Wilbury Theatre Group, Manton Avenue...
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July 23 – 27 at the WaterFire Arts Center The Fringe Festival or better known as FRINGEPVD, was founded in 2014 by Josh Short and is put on by a non-profit group called The Wilbury Theater Group. The festival is produced to share established and upcoming artists who bring fun, fearless, affordable theater for the...
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This July, in addition to Luke Jerram’s “Museum of The Moon” exhibit, there will be three displays including “Milky Way” a mural by John Sabraw and the Aspect Collective, “The Overview Effect” paintings by Rhode Island artist Jeremy Schilling, and LivableRI Posters Campaign by Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode Island. “Milky Way” which will...
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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 to all of the community leaders that joined us to share their thoughts on WaterFire...
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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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Brian Kelleher and the Aspen Group have been the project managers and developers for the WaterFire Arts Center, and are responsible for helping us to shepherd the project to completion. You can hear some of Brian’s thoughts on the project and some of the challenge that the team has faced in the construction of the...
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In photos from early this week, you can see the progress that has been made in placing the Arts Center services beneath the ground. The oil and water separators for the wastewater collection system have been buried, the electrical has been laid in the trenches, and the new front parking lot is being steamrolled. If...
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A look at the plans for the WaterFire Arts Center that we made during last year’s Yes on 5 Campaign. Did you know that WaterFire draws over 1,000,000 visitors to Providence each year to experience the artwork and that activity support 1,294 jobs in the community according to a 2012 economic impact evaluation conducted by...
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FRINGEPVD 2019
June 26, 2019
July Galleries – Lunar and Space Inspired Shows at the WaterFire Arts Center
June 25, 2019
To the Moon and Beyond: Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with Art, Science, and Exploration
June 18, 2019

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