Waterfire Aug. 19, 2008

from Boston Behind the Scenes· ·

This time, I'm going to introduce you to the creator of an art installation, a street festival, a musical event, a tourist attraction, and a giant party that all happen at the same time throughout the summer and fall in Providence, Rhode Island: Waterfire. Waterfire started as a one-time event in 1994, but the residents of [...]



WaterfireThis time, I'm going to introduce you to the creator of an art installation, a street festival, a musical event, a tourist attraction, and a giant party that all happen at the same time throughout the summer and fall in Providence, Rhode Island: Waterfire.

Waterfire started as a one-time event in 1994, but the residents of the city liked it so much that they begged for another lighting of the fires. That led to another, and another, and another, and eventually it expanded to a huge summer tradition.

That tradition was started by a man named Barnaby Evans, and I talked to Barnaby after a lecture he gave here in Boston recently.