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August 12, 2013

Ripple effect seen downtown from flames upon water

WaterFire Sharon is success on many levels, business owners, officials says


SHARON — Herald Staff Writer Melissa Klaric contributed to this report.

WaterFire looking for winning images

WaterFire Sharon is looking for pictures from the inaugural event held Aug. 3.  

If you were there and snapped some photos, all you have to do is share them through the "WaterFire Sharon" Facebook or Twitter pages.   

Winners will receive a WaterFire Sharon T-shirt and custom WaterFire Sharon merchandise by Wendell August Forge.

"We are looking to capture unique views of our first WaterFire Sharon event from the perspective of attendees," said Dayna Shaw Sear, executive director of WaterFire Sharon.  "It is often those photos that speak to the essence of what WaterFire Sharon is about -- a family-friendly event centered around art and culture that builds community."  

"We are excited to see all of the different perspectives of WaterFire," she said.

To enter, follow @WaterFireSharon on Twitter and tag your photos with #WaterFireSharonPhoto, or post your photo to the WaterFire Sharon Facebook page and put "@WaterFireSharon #WaterFireSharonPhoto" in the message.  

A Best of Show and three Judges Choice Awards will be chosen from the submissions.  

Photos should be posted by Tuesday, and winners will be announced Aug. 23.Created by artist Barnaby Evans, "WaterFire" was first demonstrated as a public arts installation in Providence, R.I. in 1994.

Since then "WaterFire" has been replicated in Kansas City, Columbus, Singapore, Brussels, Venice and most recently Rome.

Each WaterFire event is created around a different theme and often customized to be area specific.

All WaterFire events are free to attend."WaterFire Sharon" will host "World Fire" on Sept. 14 and "Up and Around" on Oct. 12.  

For more information about "WaterFire Sharon" or to learn more about vendor, volunteer or giving opportunities, contact 724-981-5882 ext. 111 or


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