In March, shutdowns and stay at home orders came quickly in the effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19; communities just as quickly sprung into action to support the most vulnerable, our essential workers, those out of work, and small businesses and nonprofits. WaterFire events downtown were on hold as well as the closure of the WaterFire Arts Center, store, gallery, and events.
Since that time, the WaterFire staff and interns have been hard at work to continue engaging the community through online platforms, including our online store! As a nonprofit arts organization, WaterFire relies on community support to operate, selling merchandise is one small and fun way for fans to support the work. All proceeds from the WaterFire Store go directly to support WaterFire as well as the local companies and artists that make the products.
Have you shopped the store yet? Now’s your chance to show your support! Here’s what fans like you have bought in the past few months of online sales.
#1 Volunteer-Made WaterFire Face Mask
These masks were handmade by a few incredible WaterFire volunteers and are emblazoned with the WaterFire brazier iron-on patch! Stay safe and support WaterFire by purchasing one of these breathable, stylish, and form-fitting masks!
#2 Dream Orb (Three-way tie for #2!)
Miss going to WaterFire events? We miss doing them! The Dream Orbs are an interactive part of the WaterFire events downtown and are now for purchase to take home! This little light can be set to glow a variety of different colors and even has a setting that fades from color to color. Each orb is powered by two cr2032 batteries. Great as night lights or some backyard fun!
#2 Providence Weird Since 1636 Tee (Three-way tie for #2!)
Providence was founded in 1636, and this t-shirt commemorates that and all of course all its weirdness! Designed by the talented Jenna Goldberg, “The weird shirt was my first design. I always loved the Providence power building, and I drove past it every day on my way home from the studio. I decided to put Cthulhu coming over the building as [a] nod to H.P. Lovecraft. I don’t think I need to explain the weird part. Providence IS weird and we like it that way.” Show your Providence pride with one of these popular tees!
#2 Classic Flame Tee (Three-way tie for #2!)
The intricate design of the original WaterFire logo is by WaterFire’s founder, Barnaby Evans—inspiration of its graphic style coming from Japanese woodblock prints. The Classic Flame Tee is one of the store’s most popular products, featuring the original logo on the back. Get one today and show your WaterFire support!
#3 Amazing WaterFire Tee
Another favorite is designed by Jenna Goldberg, this WaterFire graphic is a spin on an old circus ticket. “It just had such a ‘step right up’ vibe and I felt like it was very WaterFire,” says designer Jenna Goldberg. Wearing this tee is a great way to show your love and support for WaterFire!
Shop these best sellers and many more products on the online store. Products ranging from artist-made glass blown ornaments, ceramic pottery to Symposium Books and journals are available in the online store, with more in-store at the WaterFire Arts Center.
Take a look at all the places throughout the country where we have shipped our products too!