Take a look at pictures from the spectacular WaterFire sculpture and performance in Providence, RI.
WaterFire is an award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the 3 rivers of downtown Providence. Visitors can take a gondola ride to get a better view of the creation.
Each Saturday during the season, which runs from May to October, more than 80 bonfires are set ablaze. The lightings are made possible by sponsors.
During each lighting, fire tenders ensure that the bonfires are maintained. Their silhouettes can often be seen among the flames.
WaterFire has captured the attention of more than 10 million visitors and has been credited with revitalizing Rhode Island's capital.
Taking a gondola ride through the 3 rivers during a lighting provides an up-close look at the bonfires.
In addition to the bonfires, WaterFire includes other illuminations and entertainment.
An origami bird "flies" over the flames as part of the show.
Waterplace Park and Riverwalk both play host to WaterFire. The urban parks are illuminated by decorations and are also the site of the musical performances.
The Walking Stars bring the night to life.
WaterFire captures all the senses with visual effect, the crackling sounds and smells of the bonfires, and the music that fills the air.
The fire isn't just on the river. Musical performers often heat things up as well.
WaterFire comes to life each Saturday night through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers.