WaterFire Sharon is a nonprofit arts fund of the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio whose mission is to aid in the revitalization of the region and foster community engagement. WFS is in its sixth season hosting art installation themed events in downtown Sharon, Pa. as a premier art and music festival. Since 2013, WFS has attracted tens of thousands to each of its fifteen festivals to date. More than 50 braziers are anchored in the Shenango River in downtown Sharon during an event. Filled with cedar and pine, they are ablaze at nightfall to create a compelling display. Add to the mix, a perfect blend of pre-recorded music and live musicians performing from WFS boats to create memories that will last forever.
WaterFire is a multi-sensory performance event created by Barnaby Evans in the mid-1990s as WaterFire Providence. It transformed a city, a community and a people, and delivered a public art form that symbolized the city’s effort to make the arts a major player in the revitalization of its downtown.
Be a Volunteer
WFS gives one a deeper experience as a volunteer. There are as many reasons for involvement as there are volunteers, but the feedback is consistent in theme; Inspirational. “I volunteer for WaterFire Sharon because at first, the concept sounded so cool; I continue to volunteer because of all the great people I’ve met and the positive feelings I get while on the river during each event,” Joan Christy, WFS Volunteer.
Meet new people; make new friends. If you would like to volunteer with WFS, email our volunteer coordinator Janet Stanko at email@example.com or visit our website to sign up today.