WaterFire is a breathtakingly beautiful sculpture created by Barnaby Evans. The landmark is situation in the downtown area of Providence, Rhode Island, along the river.
The sculpture is also the site of the WaterFire nonprofit organization. The organization seeks to attract tourists and residents alike, and to provide a fresh perspective on living, working and playing in downtown Providence. Creativity and community engagement are also encouraged by the WaterFire organization.
WaterFire hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Full Lighting, which takes place in August and features bright lights that illuminate the city from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park. Clear Currents is another popular event in the area, and involves several Japanese carp koi fish mounted on canoes and kayaks. Those who have registered for the event paddle up and down the river at sunset and create a beautiful and colorful display.
WaterFire also has a Merchandise Store located on Canal Street. The store offers apparel, hats and magnets, and the proceeds go to help offset operational costs for WaterFire. The Arts Festival is another popular local event, and features handmade jewelry, textiles and ceramics that you can purchase to remember your trip.
WaterFire is near many great restaurants as well, so whether you're in the mood for Indian food or want to check out the local Irish pub, you'll likely find the perfect meal.
Find out more about what WaterFire has to offer by visiting www.waterfire.org.