Saturday, July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. A full WaterFire lighting is scheduled for that evening to celebrate this milestone. Presented as part of the Summer of Science #Art4Impact Event Series, the lighting will feature moon-related interactive displays, events and much more. All of the activities will be family-friendly.
Along with the WaterFire lighting, the WaterFire Arts Center is bringing the Moon to Providence. Well, not the actual moon, but a 23-foot diameter art installation by English artist Luke Jerram as part of the “Museum of the Moon” exhibit.
Not only will there be a giant moon hanging in the middle of the space, but there will be NASA photographs, NASA-related works by John Sabraw and Jeremy Shilling, and more in the surrounding galleries. The exhibit is free and open to the public through July 28.