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December 2013

The IlluminArts Walk

December 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Language of the Birds,
Colombus Ave. and Broadway St., San Francisco, CA, 94133 United States
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Join the Black Rock Arts Foundation and partners the Exploratorium and Illuminate the Arts on Thursday, December 5th for a participatory illuminated procession and art tour from North Beach to the Embarcadero while taking in a series of public artworks that incorporate light. Continue reading

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December 17, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Silent Lights installation,
At Park Ave. and Navy St., Brooklyn, 11205 United States
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Join BRAF 2013 Grantee project Silent Lights in celebrating the unveiling of their work. Silent Lights is a series of sculptural gates that line a pedestrian pathway under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The gates are embedded with light and sound equipment: 2,400 LEDs and a microphone, controlled by an arduino mega microcontroller. The installation uses these to respond to sounds from the street and transform it into beautiful light patterns. The light enhances this ordinary often overlooked public right-of-way, creating a playful, inviting, memorable…

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February 20142014
Free

Caruso’s Dream Unveiling Happening

February 23 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
55 9th St.,
55 9th St., San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Artists Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn‘s newest piece, ”And My Room Still Rocks Like a Boat on the Sea (Caruso’s Dream),” is currently under construction at 55 9th St. in San Francisco. The work is a permanent site-specific artwork commissioned by Avalon Bay (through a request for proposals organized by BRAF) for its new 17-story residential high-rise at 55 Ninth Street. The artists coordinated an “Unveiling Happening” that will take place at the piece on February 23, 2014 at 5:45pm For more about the piece,…

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March 2014
Free

The Bay Lights Re-Lighting Ceremony

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Bay Lights turns one this March! After a full year of the piece illuminating the SF waterfront, Illuminate the Arts is leading an effort to keep it on the bridge and lit for at least 10 more years. Thursday March 6, 2014 will mark the exact one-year anniversary of the piece. At 7:00pm, the piece will go dark for 10 minutes. Artist Leo Villareal will lead a countdown to the re-lighting at Market Bar in the San Francisco Ferry Building. The event…

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Free

The Bay Lights Illuminate your Ride

March 7 @ 7:30 pm
Cupid's Span,
The Embarcadero at Folsom St., San Francisco,
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On Friday, March 7, we’ll light up the streets in collaboration with the SF Bicycle Coalition and SF Bike Party, who will host an illuminated bike ride around the city with stops for dancing and merrymaking. The evening will kick off on the Embarcadero at 7:30PM in front of the “Cupid’s Span” bow-and-arrow sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. First up, we’ll hear from Ben Davis, the visionary behind the Bay Lights concept, and pay tribute to the artist Leo Villareal and…

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May 2014
$50

Soma Artist’s Talk: Art and Community Panel Discussion

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SOMArts,
934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, 94103
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Join us in support of installing the Flaming Lotus Girls’ Soma at Pier 14 in San Francisco! The Black Rock Arts Foundation invites you to a special panel discussion on the topic of community-driven collaborative public art. The discussion will be preceded by a social hour. BRAF and the Flaming Lotus Girls must raise over $50,000 to make this installation (scheduled for May 2014) a reality. This is a fundraising event! Please attend, enjoy the presentation and give generously! BRAF is proud…

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November 2014

Save the Date: Artumnal Gathering 2014

November 22
The Bently Reserve,
400 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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We know that members of our community look forward to our annual fall fundraiser gala all year. So, we’re excited to announce that you can hold Saturday, November 22 in your calendar for this year’s iteration. We’re already thinking about how to top last year’s spectacular event and we hope you’ll join us.

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