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TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY is one of nine arts and culture organizations to receive $200,000 in grants from the city of Providence to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Providence awards $200K in COVID-19 recovery grants to 9 arts organizations

PROVIDENCE – Nine city-based arts and culture organizations received $200,000 in total grants to help local artists continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Grammy-winner Mavis Staples to headline festivities at PVDFest

PROVIDENCE – Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning gospel singer Mavis Staples will be the headlining performer among several arts and musical performances to be held...
PVDFEST IS SHIFTING this year from being downtown to along the Providence River. While Mayor Brett P. Smiley's office is saying the changes are more to focus on the local arts community, local business owners say the location change and prohibition of block parties will hurt them economically. / COURTESY PVDFEST

Is change a good thing for PVDFest? Some say no

PROVIDENCE – A citywide event that normally brings the community together to welcome in the summer and celebrate local artists has now raised some...

‘WaterFire Day’ celebrates release of 2023 schedule

PROVIDENCE – City and state officials Wednesday welcomed the 2023 WaterFire schedule by designating April 19 as “WaterFire Day,” complete with an evening lighting. Organized...

WaterFire, Innovation Studio partnership to benefit accelerator program

PROVIDENCE – WaterFire Providence has joined forces with Innovation Studio to expand resources available to its Accelerate cohort. The Accelerate cohort, open to emerging artists under age 30, gives members access...

‘Three Nights of Lights’ winter WaterFire events slated for Dec. 1-3

PROVIDENCE – The season of lights will be brighter. WaterFire Providence, The Avenue Concept and FirstWorks announced Wednesday they will partner with the Providence Warwick...

December WaterFire event among projects to receive state grant funds

PROVIDENCE – A three-night, wintertime WaterFire event is among the outdoor and public space projects awarded state funding under grants announced by Gov. Daniel...

Berkshire Bank announces $563K for 103 nonprofits, including WaterFire Providence

PROVIDENCE – Berkshire Bank through its charitable foundation recently announced more than $563,000 in grants for 103 nonprofits throughout New England and New York,...
Peter A. Mello joined Waterfire Providence in 2011. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Turn uncertainty into opportunity

Peter A. Mello | Waterfire Providence co-CEO and managing director In January 2020, we were preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary since the first WaterFire lighting and...

WaterFire Providence names new leadership on board of directors

PROVIDENCE – WaterFire Providence on Monday announced new leadership on its board of directors. Charles Newton, a partner with Newton & Newton LLC, was elected...
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