Relive Your Experience - WaterFire: The Art and Soul of a City
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WaterFire has captivated millions of visitors, gaining national and international attention. Now, WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City takes audiences behind the scenes of one of the world’s most extraordinary nighttime events. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is proud to present WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City on June 19 at 8 p.m. as part of the ongoing series, Rhode Island Stories.

With its crackling bonfires sparkling on rippling water, and pungent wood fragrance mingling with enchanting music wafting from hidden speakers, WaterFire is a mystical sensory experience. How did it start? How does it happen? Where else in the world is WaterFire happening?

The answers to those questions and more are in this beautiful, compelling documentary produced in association with Waterfire Providence. The story of WaterFire is told through insightful and amusing commentary from WaterFire creator and artist Barnaby Evans, several participants and volunteers, local historians, and passionate fans from around the world.

No matter how many times one may attend – WaterFire commemorates 25 years in 2020 – WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City presents WaterFire in a rarely seen way. It reveals what inspires the artist, examines how this unique and living art installation touches people’s lives, and speculates what is next for WaterFire.

Experience WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City from your home as part of Rhode Island Stories on WSBE Rhode Island PBS on Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 20 at noon and 11 p.m., and on Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Rhode Island Stories is the title given to the ongoing Rhode Island PBS series that features documentaries about the local people, places, or events that define life in the Ocean State. These documentaries are created by independent filmmakers, and present unique stories or share new perspectives on familiar stories.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, Full Channel 08; Comcast 819HD, Verizon 18 / 518HD; DirecTV 36, Dish Network 7776.