ARTumnal 2008

Come Join Us Please!

The Black Rock Arts Foundation presents…

ARTumnal Gathering: TRIBES and TREASURES

Saturday, November 22, 2008 9pm to 2am
(Get there for the start and stay late!)

at The Historic Bently Reserve http://www.bentlyreserve.com/

400 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

Just $20 Presale for Main Event; $30 at the door (get your tix now!)
Pre-event Dinner tix start at $150 for sumptuous BANK-quet
Purchase tickets and get info: http://blackrockarts.org/21+ overJoin us in support of the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s mission to inspire art, community and civic participation worldwide. Revel in the richness of human expression, generosity of spirit and camaraderie of artists and visionaries. An opulent gathering of tribes in celebration of our artistic treasures and vital community spirit awaits! Partake in an evening of abundant visual delights, auditory pleasures, beguiling libations, and a cornucopia of spectacular people, art and performances.
Performers and DJs include:

Black Rock City Ballet
Brass Menažeri – (Voted Best Internation Band in The 2008 SF Weekly Music Awards) http://www.brass.menazeri.com/
Calliope Circus
Chance’s End – violin-electronica http://www.chancesend.com/
Clark Hamon (Deep End) www.myspace.com/clarkhamon
Copper Lantern Theater http://www.copperlantern.org/
Dex Stakker (Opulent Temple) http://dexstakker.com/
Dragn’fly http://www.djdragnfly.com/
Erica Mulkey http://www.unwoman.com/
Fou Fou HA! http://www.foufouha.com/
Jeff Hobbs – sax, violin and stiltwalking
Laird (Get Freaky!) http://www.djlaird.org/
Lila Sklar http://www.lilasviolin.com/
Loyd Family Players – Samba Marching Band – Winners of Burning Man 2008
Marching Band MARCH-OFF! www.theloydfamilyplayers.com/
Majitope (Symbiosis/Lowpro) www.majitope.com/
Miranda Caroligne – Autumnal wearable art & designs http://www.mirandacaroligne.com/
Samantha and Angela Mae – Bellydance
Sweet Can Productions http://www.sweetcancircus.com/
Tamo (Angels of bAss) http://www.angelsofbass.com/
Vau De Vire Society (2008 Best of The Bay Circus Troupe Winners) http://www.vaudeviresociety.com/
SECRET special guest DJ (and his monkeysnake…shh!) and MANY MANY other amazing performers and artists!!!

Tribal Chill room with décor provided by Hookahdome/RuckusLab http://hookahdome.com/

Photo portraits by Nightshade http://www.theblight.net/

Photography Gallery – curated by Will Chase

Art Sculpture by Laura Kimpton & Celtic Forest http://www.laurakimpton.com/

Peter Hudson http://www.hudzo.com/

Mardi Storm and Others!

Raffle Prizes and More!Tickets:

To purchase tickets: http://www.blackrockarts.org/

Black Rock Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit; a portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible.

The MAIN EVENT, in the Grand Banker’s Hall, Tribal Chill Room and Gallery:The Tribes & Treasures Celebration:9:00pm-2:00am, $20 presale online, $30 at the door Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs, dancing, raffle, photography sale and many happy surprises

The Special Pre-event Reception, Upstairs:The Bank-quet Dinner7:00pm-10:00pm, $150

Includes a sumptuous buffet dinner, silent auction, ambient performances, absinthe tasting, wine and dessert, presentations by celebrated BRAF artists and organizers; The Finch Mob-creators of the Panhandle Bandshell, Peter Hudson-creator of Homouroboros, and Crimson Rose, presenting the art of The Mangrove, and entry to the main event.

Alchemists’ Hour and Bank-quet Dinner 6:00pm-10:00pm, $250 Includes private reception with the BRAF Board of Directors and special guests, with a hosted bar from 6:00pm-7:00pm + the Bank-quet Dinner + main event.

Host Committee:
Christopher & Amber Bently;
David Best;
Jess Bobier;
Loren & Rachel Carpenter;
Will Chase;
Harley K. Dubois;
Alexeis Fillipello;
Marian Goodell;
Syd Gris;
Freddy Hahne;
Dana Harrison;
Larry Harvey;
Aaryn Herridge;
Mark Higbie;
Phil Linhares;
Nick Morgan;
John Mueller;
Jessica Mullens;
Joseph Olivier;
Orange;
Will Roger Peterson;
Christina Pettigrew;
Rae Richman;
Crimson Rose;
Alix Rosenthal;
David Silverman;
Jeremy Sugerman

The Black Rock Arts Foundation supports interactive art projects worldwide, year-round. In our seven years of collaborating with innovative artists, visionaries and community groups, we’ve seen first hand how interactive art can inspire civic engagement and social participation. Our 2008 Grantee and Civic Art projects are inspiring examples of both groundbreaking works of art and new levels of community ownership and participation. Projects like The Temple of the American Dream in Detroit, MI, Peter Hudson’s Homourboros in San Jose, CA, and The Mangrove in Reno, NV brought innovative works of art into the every day lives of the public, many of whom have little access to such large scale interactive works. All of these projects relied on the support of their communities, and hundreds of volunteers. Come celebrate our achievements as a community, and support the proliferation of interactive art!!!


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