WaterFire Providence, the award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans, centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music.
WaterFire is a unique experience that surrounds its audience and impacts all five senses. The crackling flames, the fragrant scent of blazing cedar and pine, the dancing firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the volunteer fire-tenders floating by in their torch-lit vessels, the extraordinary music, and the various performers and numerous vendors that take part in WaterFire—all combine to create a beautiful and stimulating experience. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city.
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Last updated: February 26, 2015