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December 2012

The 6th annual Artumnal Gathering

December 1, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - December 2, 2012 @ 2:00 am
The Bently Reserve,
400 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111 United States

Tickets are on sale now for our 6th annual Artumnal Gathering. Join the Black Rock Arts Foundation for this very special engagement in honor of our artists and in support of BRAF’s future endeavors! Continue reading

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October 2012

Symphony in D Minor Opening Reception

October 20, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Skybox Gallery,
2424 East York Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125 United States
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An interactive sound and video installation on an EPIC scale, Symphony in D Minor is premiering at the Skybox, a seven thousand square foot public arts space in Philadelphia. Acting as both conductors and musicians, viewers will unleash thunderstorms in an evolving composition enveloping the audience!

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September 2012

2012 Grantee – Firefly Grove Opening

September 20, 2012 @ 5:30 pm
John Brown House Museum,
52 Power Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906 United States
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The Firefly Grove is an interactive light and sound art installation that mimics the fireflies’ illumination patterns. This project addresses the commonly heard statement in Rhode Island of “where have all the fireflies gone.” The public art work which reminds people of the magical presence of the firefly and its loss due to light pollution can be seen for three months in the John Brown House Museum’s courtyard.

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August 2012

BRAF Playa Meet and Greet

August 30, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6:30 and Esplanade, Black Rock City, NV United States

Every year, friends and family of the Black Rock Arts Foundation gather on Thursday evening at Burning Man to mingle and celebrate what BRAF has accomplished in the previous year.  Come join us if you will be on the Playa! We will once again be sharing the “Everywhere” pavilion space with other Burning Man affiliate organizations.  For more information on the full week’s events, see: http://blackrockarts.org/events/braf-playa-2012

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BRAF on the Playa 2012

August 27, 2012 @ 10:00 am - September 2, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
The "Everywhere" Pavilion,
6:30 and Esplanade, Black Rock City, NV 89412 United States

Each year, BRAF returns to our source of our inspiration, to that city where interactive art is everywhere you look: Black Rock City. We eagerly look forward to our stay on the playa as an opportunity to connect with our supporters, to inspire others to instigate interactive artworks in their hometown and to educate about our mission and our projects. Continue reading

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May 2012

ArtPadSF – BRAF Benefit Party

May 18, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Phoenix Hotel,
601 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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If you were able to attend our special event at ArtPadSF last year, you know how unique and fun it was. It was unlike any other event we’ve ever participated in, and we were thrilled to be involved. The event was a festive gathering of BRAF’s community of supporters, Burning Man’s art lovers, and the bay area’s leading art galleries and art scene. The results were magic!

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Future’s Past Opening Reception in Hayes Valley

May 10, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Patricia's Green,
Octavia St. and Hayes St., San Francsico, CA United States
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Join us in celebration of this extraordinary work! Gather with your fellow BRAF and Burning Man art supporters and enjoy live entertainment and treats!  Artist Kate Raudenbush will be present and comment on the work.

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November 20112011

Artumnal Gathering 2011

November 19, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - November 20, 2011 @ 2:00 am
The Bently Reserve,
400 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Held at the magnificent Bently Reserve, our guests enjoyed fine fare, tempting libations, special treats, surprises, the best of company in their finest attire, original artwork by our favorite artists, auctions featuring one of a kind experiences and items, and abundant creativity! Continue reading

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June 2011

Spire of Fire Opening Reception

June 24, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The River Walk,
Sierra St. at Island Ave, Reno, NV United States
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Spire of Fire, by local Reno artists Steve Atkins and Eric Smith, is BRAF’s fourth installation at our public art venue in Reno, Nevada, and will be on display June 15 – Nov. 15, 2011, on the corner of Sierra Street and Island Avenue, on the bank of the Truckee River in downtown Reno.

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May 2011

ArtPadSF 2011 Private Preview: A Benefit for the Black Rock Arts Foundation

May 19, 2011 @ 7:00 pm
Phoenix Hotel,
601 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Join us for an exclusive preview of ArtPad SF! ArtPad SF is a provocative, new, 21st century boutique and art fair featuring the art San Francisco and world-renowned artists, museums, galleries, and arts institutions. ArtPad runs May 19 – May 22, but you can enjoy an exclusive opening night reception, benefiting the Black Rock Arts Foundation. You’ll enjoy a sampling of some of the many artists and performing troupes that make the Bay Area such a dynamic and vital center…

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Market Street Blooms Opening Reception

May 13, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts,
998 Market Street, San Francisco, CA United States
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Come celebrate our collaboration with the San Francisco Arts Commission in the installation of Karen Cusolito’s ‘Bloom’ sculptures! Join us for this Opening Reception / Kick off party for SFAC’s ARTery program, and enjoy a lively evening full of live entertainment and new works of art.

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April 2011

Bliss Dance Opening Reception

April 19, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Great Lawn, Treasure Island,
9th and Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island, CA 94130 United States
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Sharing this artistic achievement with the larger Bay Area community is cause for celebration! Please join us for the Opening Reception! Burning Man festival participants have come to expect art that impresses, outdoes previous projects, and pushes the limits of scale, engineering, and visual spectacle. But at 2010′s festival, one work stood out among the rest. Both visually breathtaking and a feat of construction, Marco Cochrane’s Bliss Dance necessitates public exposure. A work of this caliber deserves to be shared with our larger…

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