The WaterFire Arts Center

475 Valley St, Providence
(401) 443-5553

Recent Reviews

Jonathan Tidman

Real class art in Providence. Culture in exhibits and events. A full schedule through the year will draw you in for special events. The area teems with history and local flavor. This only adds and supports the Arts Center. Very fortunate to have this quality so close. Worth several trips through the year, you won't be disappointed.

Jeffrey Munroe

Volunteers needed. Please give some time you will enjoy it.

Eglys Rodriguez

Great place to worship God. English and spanish.

Mark Alcarez

Performance center with many stages and a. Gift shop. Parking too. Fringe festival is incredible.all sorts of performances taking place. The parking lot is populated by vendors, a DJ, all sorts of amazing people there. A wonderland if you love art. Just go.

Paul Alexander

One of the best book stores in the state I believe. I was there for Fringe and I was there to see the moon exhibit. I wish I had more money so I could give them an annual gift. Maybe this year, maybe not.

Michael Donegan

Visited to see the Moon expo. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The exhibit was really something to see. Would definitely go back!

kathy Humphreys

Great space in old US Rubber co . Went to THE MOON EXHIBIT which was excellent the building itself is a work of art .

David Dovidio

What a wonderful space to hold a large audience symposium.

Viera Levitt

This place is HUGE and has so much potential.

Brandon L.

Beautiful venue and definitely unique in style and structure. Attended the play "The Large Jar," a short piece in connection to the Fringe PVD program. We were seated in the "Garage" which, by all means, is just a garage. But it's simplicity sort of allows you to fall into the performance at hands... similar to a Black Box theater, just with white walls. Plenty of convenient parking, and plenty of space for all types of programs. A hip vibe, but very inviting and casual.


... to see the Moon. It is 7 meters in diameter (really impressive) and is really just a very large air filled balloon! The exhibit ends on July 28 so see it while you can. The Moon Chats (interesting) are done but now there are a series of performances until the end of the run. See the web site for a schedule.The massive (37,000 square foot) building itself is also very impressive.

Trevor Levasseur

Great space for events or art exhibits. Saw their moon feature. They also frequently have events for free.

John Paul

Huge space. We saw the Museum of the Moon opening reception. Nice facility.

Donna Noonan

Best community organization I've ever volunteered with. Great people,. Barnaby, ithe Director, is a genius. Waterfire made Providence the City it is today. 25th Anniversary.

Liz C.

Beautiful venue, I have never been before but wanted to see the Museum of the Moon exhibit while it is in town. The exhibit is free and there are quite a few scheduled speakers and activities associated with it. This is a travelling exhibit and will be here in Providence until July 28th. I recommend going at night when it is illuminated; you can get some really great photos. I look forward to seeing more events at the location!

Gabumon Girl

Nice place. There was a trade show here when I went. Lots of cool handmade stuff.


It power is acceded only by its mystery. While I'm not sure if I understand what the WaterFire Arts Center is I can tell you that it is a very nice building. They have events here and some of them are free. There is also a very nice bookstore and they have art and stuff for sale.\n\nThe moss walls are gross and I don't get it.

Peter Mulberry

Great place for a wedding reception

Carla DeRuisseau

I love that place. it's fun, lot things to do , next to the mall and the best of all, lot of bars.

Michelle Jarzombek Drum

This is the first time I have been to this building and what a fantastic restoration it is and is part of revitalization of this neighborhood â?? all very exciting. Lots of committed #preservationists