WaterFire is a unique, multi-sensory experience created by Barnaby Evans in the mid-1990s as WaterFire Providence.  It completely transformed a city, a community, and a people, and delivered a public art form that came to symbolize the city's effort to make the arts a major player in the revitalization of its downtown. WaterFire Providence's success has been well documented and its expansion to different venues around the world substantiates its place as one of the significant community art forms of our generation.