Rhody Gem: October 2019

The WaterFire Store – Providence Monthly


We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!

What it is:

A shop filled with books, artwork from neighborhood artists, and WaterFire inspired gifts.

Where to find it:

Within the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence’s Valley neighborhood.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

If you’re a fan of museum gift shops, you’re sure to enjoy the WaterFire Store. Focusing largely on art books, the large and airy space is filled with a diverse literary collection curated by Symposium Books, the indie bookseller on Westminster Street. The WaterFire Store also displays sculpture, pottery, and prints by area artists, including items from Gather Glass. Many contributors work right across the river in the Valley and Olneyville neighborhoods. Every purchase directly supports WaterFire’s creative placemaking events and programming, enriching the cultural experience in Providence and beyond.

WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley Street
Instagram + Twitter: @waterfireartscenter