Raygun Gothic Rocketship at Pier 14 in San Francisco

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is thrilled to announce our collaboration with artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, David Shulman, and their talented crew on the installation of their iconic, large-scale sculpture, The Raygun Gothic Rocketship at Pier 14 on San Francisco’s waterfront from August 2010 until September 2011. The 40-foot-tall art piece, The Raygun Gothic Rocketship, offers rococo-futuristic, highly-stylized vision…Keep reading >>


We are celebrating the election of the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Black Rock Arts Foundation , Alix Rosenthal, to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. We are very excited for you Alix, and proud to know you!

FIGMENT – Governors Island this Weekend!

We told you last week that FIGMENT – Boston was coming and this week we are here to tell you that FIGMENT NEW YORK is coming BIG this weekend. When the founders of FIGMENT began the event in 2007, their inspiration was to marry Burning Man‐style do-ocracy, volunteerism, and the 10 principles with the prolific New York arts scene, and…Keep reading >>

Help Bring the Rocket Stop to San Francisco!

That’s right folks – at the Port Commission of San Francisco’s next meeting, on Tuesday, June 8th, they will discuss and have the opportunity to approve the installation of the Raygun Gothic Rocket at Pier 14 on the SF Embarcadero! This is a tremendous opportunity for the crew and supporters of the Rocketship, for the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and…Keep reading >>

FIGMENT in Boston this Weekend

FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor with over 2,600 participants. Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly each year—in number of projects, duration, participants, volunteers, fundraising capability, exhibitions, locations,…Keep reading >>

Composting Contraption at the Maker Faire

Paul Cesewski aka Paul de Plumber, creator of the Composting Contraption, taking it for a spin.Thanks for coming out to the Maker Faire and checking out our prototype, and providing “notes” on how we can improve the next ScrapEden project. The Black Rock Arts Foundation in partnership with San Francisco Department of the Environment are developing The Composting Contraption. This…Keep reading >>

Celebrating Duel Nature

Although it was one of the coldest June 21sts in recorded history in Reno Nevade, the opening celebration for Duel Nature was fabulous.There were hoopers…There were “Thank Yous”…Thank you Maria Partridge for making this happen, thank you Kate Raudenbush for creating such fabulous art and thank you Crimson Rose for continuing to support the link between Burning Man, the Black…Keep reading >>

ScrapEden Collaborates with Levi Strauss & Co’s Community Day

photos: Scatha G Allison Stage Background crafted by BRAF Volunteers photo: Miranda Caroligne http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11885113&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Black Rocks Art Foundation & Levi Stauss and Co. from Annie on Vimeo. On Cinco de Mayo, the Black Rock Arts Foundation joined in celebration of Levi Strauss & Co.’s “Community Day” Each year, Levi Strauss and Co. organizes their 1,100 San Francisco headquarter employees to…Keep reading >>

ScrapEden goes to the Maker Faire!

Come to the Maker Faire and see a preview of the next ScrapEden project, which the Black Rock Arts Foundation in partnership with San Francisco Department of the Environment is developing The Composting Contraption. This human-powered, interactive, kinetic artwork is designed to travel to local festivals, street fairs, farmers markets and schools to inspire, motivate and educate San Francisco residents…Keep reading >>

Celebrate “Duel Nature”

Previously exhibited at Burning Man in 2006, Duel Nature, by artist Kate Raudenbush, is unique in its materials. During Artown – Fire dancers and spinners from Controlled Burn will entertain Tuesday evenings 8:00 – 10:00. Hula Hoopers from Velocity Movement and bohohoops present “GET HOOPED” at Hoop Jams on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 – all levels and ages are welcome.…Keep reading >>

“Playa on the River” Duel Nature v3

Larry DeVincenzi, our guy in Reno said today: Installation is underway downtown for Duel Nature – Kate Raundenbush’s incredible sculpture that was featured in today’s Reno Gazette-Journal “Playa on the River” Here are a few shots of the crew’s progess today! Prior posts about Duel Nature photos: Larry DeVincenzi