WaterFire has partnered with Spotter in an effort to make parking easier for WaterFire attendees and to raise money for the nonprofit in the process.
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WaterFire Providence
October 13, 2016
Tim Blankenship, WaterFire Providence
Hannah Dylan Pasternak, Spotter Inc.

WaterFire Providence Announces Their Partnership with
Spotter Parking, Inc.

New Parking App Gives Back to Local Business with “HotSpot” Donation Feature

PROVIDENCE, Oct. 13, 2016 –– Today, WaterFire Providence (, a nonprofit arts organization that uses art to revitalize the urban experience, announced their partnership with Spotter (, a Providence-based parking app that enables locals to rent out their driveways to drivers looking for parking.
WaterFire has partnered with Spotter in an effort to make parking easier for WaterFire attendees and to raise money for the nonprofit in the process. A new function of Spotter enables spot owners to donate the proceeds from their spot directly to WaterFire by listing their spot as a “HotSpot” through the Spotter Dashboard (
Spotter was launched in mid-2016 by Brown University alums to create a sharing economy out of parking in Providence and, soon, in other mid- to large-sized cities. With Spotter, users can park for just $1/hour using the iPhone app (, and spot owners can make over $100/week by listing their idle driveway on a custom schedule through the Spotter Dashboard (
Albie Brown, co-founder and CEO of Spotter, said, “WaterFire and Spotter both aim to transform our urban space through creativity. Just as WaterFire has better utilized the Providence River, Spotter utilizes our unused space to create a more beautiful, vibrant city. As a long-time WaterFire fan, I’m excited to help keep WaterFire burning strong.”

Peter A. Mello, managing director and co-CEO of WaterFire Providence, said, “We are always looking for ways to make our visitors’ experiences better so we are excited to partner with the Spotter team in making parking in Providence easier, affordable and predictable. We really appreciate all of the Providence residents that are donating their spaces to benefit WaterFire.”
Providence residents can begin using Spotter and donating their spot’s proceeds to WaterFire immediately. The next WaterFire lighting will be the WaterFire Salute to Veterans ( on Saturday, November 5th. To make a direct donation to the nonprofit, please visit the WaterFire donation page (
WaterFire Providence is a 501(c)3 independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. Created in 1994 by the artist Barnaby Evans, each year approximately one million visitors come to Providence to experience WaterFire making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the State of Rhode Island and Southern New England. For more information about WaterFire Providence, please visit and
For more information about Spotter, please visit and
WaterFire Providence | 101 Regent Avenue | Providence, RI 02908 | 401.273.1155
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