Extended event hours are on a case-by-case basis and will be included on the Events Calendar. The WaterFire Arts Center can be rented for private events and functions and may be closed to visitors during those times. Tours may be made by appointment when the WaterFire Arts Center is closed. Please call ahead (401.273.1155) to make an appointment or check to see if we’re open.
Our main entrance and visitor parking lot are located at 475 Valley Street. Event parking is determined by the event and valet parking may be available for certain events. Please check our Event Calendar for specific event parking considerations.
Both the WaterFire Arts Center, the WaterFire Store, all galleries, and the WaterFire Providence Offices are wheelchair accessible. Service dogs are welcome at the WaterFire Arts Center.
The WaterFire Arts Center is a unique setting for your event. Companies or associations may rent spaces in the Museum for receptions, dinners, and meetings. See our Spaces page for more information.
Except where specifically prohibited, still photography without tripod/monopod for personal and educational use is allowed in WaterFire Art Center galleries. No flash photography is allowed. Tripod and monopod use is by special permission only; please apply for permission at least two weeks in advance. Video and film projects can sometimes be accommodated in the galleries. No photography (still or video) may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the Museum. Contact us for more information.
WaterFire lightings take place in downtown Providence on select dates from May through November.
Check out the WaterFire Event Schedule.
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10 Memorial Boulevard
Providence, RI 02903
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Clambake 2018 is here! Join us for January Clambake on Tuesday, January 30, 6pm at WaterFire Arts Center to mingle with designers, creatives, and design-lovers. It's a time to get together, network,
Clambake 2018 is here! Join us for January Clambake on Tuesday, January 30, 6pm at WaterFire Arts Center to mingle with designers, creatives, and design-lovers. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of the cool new design work that is happening in RI. Two presenters from two different design disciplines present each month. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A.
In 2018, we are traveling around RI to find a new home for Clambake. Find us throughout the state this year!
Read more about the speakers and register today: