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6th Annual FireBall Gala

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FireBall returns October 20th, 2022 for the 6th Annual FireBall in honor of Dr. Joseph A. Chazan, an extraordinary supporter of Rhode Island artists and arts organizations for the past 50 years. 

This year WaterFire Providence is excited to partner with Stay Silent PVD to create  'Spread Love City,' a party celebrating the Creative Capital we call home.

 Immerse yourself in creative placemaking and explore an interactive space with various art activations, live art making and performances by local artists.

Guests will be able to explore various art activations, live art making and performances at the WaterFire Arts Center while supporting the Accelerate professional development program, ArtLab Internship program and the newly established Exhibition Fund.

FireBall VIP reception: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

- Dinner by Russell Morin Catering and Events

- Live performances 

- Silent Auction

- Short film by Richard Goulis honoring Dr. Chazan

- Cocktail Attire

All individual VIP ticket sales and sponsorships will support the newly established WaterFire Arts Center Exhibition Fund.

Spread Love City: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Starting at 8:00 pm we invite the PVD community to join us for performances and dancing with a donate-what-you-can entry. All proceeds from this part of the evening will support  WaterFire Accelerate, a yearlong professional development program for Rhode Island artists under 30 launched in 2021.


Visit waterfire.org/fireball to learn more.



Host Committee: 

Candy Adriance, Alicia Anthony and Xay Khamsyvoravong, Lizzie Araujo-Haller, Judith Bentkover, Shauna Duffy, Leslie and Tom Gardner, Richard Goulis, Erica Guatieri, Sean Holley, 
Brooke and Eugene Lee, Wendy MacGaw, Mary Beth Meehan, Peter A. Mello and Andrea LaFazia, Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, Kibbe and Thomas Reilly, Michael Rose, Jesse Rye, Ann and Jim Scott, Howie Sneider, Andrew Totts, Liu Wang.

Planning Committee:

Kristen Adamo, Michael Brostek, Travis Escobar, Barry and Elaine Fain, McKenna Fitzgerald, Emily Lawler, Damaris Messina, Pamela and Charlie Meyers, Barbara Mullen, Charles and Linda Newton, Kyla Pecchia, James Prescott, Ruby Shalansky, Scott Williams.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Russell Morin Catering and Events, High Output, Rhode Island Monthly, Image Printing, MetroPark, DBVW Architects, Dimeo Construction, The Foundry, Rhodium Distillery, Brady Sullivan Properties, and Cornish Associates.


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