I am one of the branding and merchandising interns at WaterFire for the Fall of 2015. I am also currently attending Roger Williams University as a senior majoring in Global Communications and a double minor in Graphic Design and Marketing.
This past Friday, Sarah and I posed in the WaterFire merchandise to get updated photographs for the store website. In the two photographs, we are sporting the cozier options since the Winter weather is (unfortunately) fast approaching. Believe it or not, this is Sarah’s and my first modeling gig. I know, I know, we look like professionals, but we owe it all to the WaterFire merchandise, and our awesome supervisor/photographer Laura for making us look great! 🙂
It wasn’t hard to find some great backdrops for the pictures. We simply walked out of WaterFire’s new temporary storage building here in Providence, The Plant, just minutes away from the future WaterFire Arts Center at 475 Valley Street. There is a beautiful courtyard surrounded by old brick walls, plants, and benches, which added depth to our photographs. Keep your eyes out for more shots of us and purchase WaterFire merchandise for your friends, family, loved ones and yourself this holiday season!
Both myself and my wife (an artist and high school art teacher) have been big fans of WaterFire right from the start. We think it’s a perfect blend of artistry and commerce …and a lot of the weekend tourism in Providence owes a big thanks to WaterFire.” -David Katseff, owner of MasterCast Ltd.
It has been wonderful to work with David Katseff and his MasterCast team to create some fun, classic pieces to add to the WaterFire Store. With over 20 years of experience in making and marketing lucite/acrylic products, David has been a great local resource for us. Here’s how our partnership began:
My connection to the organization began after I made a donation to WaterFire Providence’s annual fund and was lucky enough to be selected for their gift giveaway for donors that year. As a long-time fan, I decided to grow my donor relationship even further by inquiring about partnering with WaterFire through my business MasterCast Ltd. With the capabilities of MasterCast Ltd I knew their was a great opportunity to help support WaterFire by making products for sales and marketing purposes and for thank you gifts.”
With both our roots in Providence supporting the local economy is a win win! The proceeds from the WaterFire Store go directly to the organization to help fund our annual and event related costs.
MasterCast Ltd was originally based in Providence and we moved to Pawtucket in 1996. We continue to promote Made-in-USA emblematic and acrylic products, although we also have custom products manufactured overseas. We are proud to be a vendor for the WaterFire lapel pin and brass keytag. This year we have worked with the Marketing department to add some nice gift items to our WaterFire line of products, like our bottle openers and letter openers. We look forward to expanding our relationship with WaterFire in its next 20 years of production of these unique events on the river in Providence.“
Hi, everyone!! My name is Sarah Quinn and I’m one of the Branding & Merchandising interns here at WaterFire! You can read more about me here, but I think you’re probably more interested in the merchandise than me (and rightfully so)! Even though it’s getting chilly and tank top season is TECHNICALLY over, I’m still obsessed with this Brazier tank top from the WaterFire Store. This was a huge hit at our fires this season (only PARTIALLY due to my shameless plugs), and I’m not surprised; the contrast between the bright orange and the deep blue pops so nicely against the crisp white tank. This shirt is truly a work of art. If you’re already looking ahead to next summer, this tank will make the cold months ahead fly by. Check it out here!
Hi, I’m Sarah Wojtusik, the other Branding & Merchandising intern! More about me here. By far my favorite product WaterFire Providence offers is the RI Brazier Long Sleeve Tee. It is a fan favorite at the events and I can tell why. As an intern, I get very familiar with all of the merchandise, and I’ve had my eye on this tee for a while! For one, it is cozy, but also light weight enough that I can style it up with a fun flannel in the fall. I also think this shirt is great because WaterFire is celebrating the whole state of Rhode Island.
If you weren’t able to share the night with us on October 3rd, you missed a great celebration in honor of breast cancer awareness. WaterFire collaborated with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation to light the Flames of Hope. 150 Breast Cancer Survivors took part in a torch procession from the steps of the State House down to the Waterplace Basin. The night embodied hope, strength, determination, and courage.
Honor those who are/have been affected by breast cancer and purchase your very own WaterFire breast cancer awareness t-shirt. A $1 from the sales of each t-shirt goes directly to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. The additional proceeds go to support WaterFire Providence to help create and produce amazing community awareness events like the Flames of Hope WaterFire event. Get yours today at the WaterFire Store
Good news everybody! the Breast Cancer Awareness Tee is now available at the WaterFire store! Support the cure by purchasing one of WaterFire’s limited edition designs in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
A $1 from the sales of each t-shirt goes directly to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. The additional proceeds go to support WaterFire Providence to help create and produce amazing community awareness events like the Flames of Hope WaterFire event.
The design comes in both unisex short and long sleeve styles.