Sunday, September 19, 2010

Waterfire in Providence, RI

by Lucie of Lucie Wicker Photography

After a recent Boston Handmade meeting in Seekonk, BH members Arthur, Beth, Beth's husband Justin, and I piled in the car and headed to Providence, RI for Waterfire. Waterfire is a public art exhibit that takes place on certain dates throughout the summer and consists of one hundred large bonfires set actually in the rivers of the city. It draws a huge crowd but the mesmerizing fires keep the noise level significantly hushed and peaceful; it was unlike any public art event I've ever been to.
Even from the shore, the heat from the fires was intense; we were lucky it wasn't a really hot night. In addition to the fires, there were singers stationed around the canals, gondola rides, and even a few living statues. There are still a few dates left this season to catch Waterfire; I highly recommend that you do!


  1. oh i'm so bummed i missed it! it looks like it was a blast!

  2. What a sweet portrait! Thanks for sharing this experience Lucie.


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