Why Public Art?

The Black Rock Arts Foundation believes public art helps engage a community and define themselves in unique and creative ways, help strengthen pride in the community, connects individuals and communities across boundaries of geography and points of view and enhances the opportunity for the community to interact with artists and art as a means to connect with each other. This…Keep reading >>

Meet our Grantees – Mavis Muller’s Burning Baskets Project

The Black Rock Arts Foundation was pleased to fund the Burning Basket Project as part of our 2007 Grants-to-Artists Program, to travel to Hawaii, connecting the geographically disparate communities across the Pacific through a common, temporal event. The ‘Burning Basket Project’, developed in Homer, Alaska by Mavis Muller, is designed to unite geographically disparate communities through recognition and celebration of…Keep reading >>

Meet our Grantees – EMERGENCE

EMERGENCE is having a Catalogue Launch Party tomorrow in New York. If you are out that way, check it out. CATALOGUE LAUNCH PARTYWED, OCT 29TH 20087PM to 9PMBARRAMUNDISecond Floor, 67 Clinton St,New York (Rivington and Stanton) – Cash Bar

Spider Ball to Benefit the Black Rock Arts Foundation

Spider Ball is an annual fundraising Halloween extravaganza hosted in tandem by the Bently Reserve and Playa Love, a Burning Man camp dedicated to promoting local organizations and communities both on the playa and at home. The historic Bently Reserve in San Francisco hosts this Halloween celebration, mixing an underground approach of decadence with the elegance and style of this…Keep reading >>

ARTumnal Gathering: Tribes and Treasures

Join Us!Join 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. You are invited to our ARTumnal Gathering, an opulent gathering of tribes in celebration of our artistic treasures and vital community spirit! Partake in…Keep reading >>

San Francisco Decompression This Sunday

Visitors dropping by the Black Rock Arts Foundation booth at Decompression 2007 Come on by and say Hi, find out what we are up to, pick up a flyer for our fabulous 2nd Annual ARTumnal Gathering in November. The 9th Annual SF Decompression HEAT THE STREET FaIRE! Sunday, October 12, 2008 Noon SHARP till 12am Public Entrance: 19th Street &…Keep reading >>

And even more – Music in the Mangrove

Sundays have brought Music to the Mangrove. On a beautiful Fall day, October 5, we had World Grooves by DJSource (of Ecstatic Dance Reno) Steve Bollinger played music from all over the world; Brazilian Jazz, African Drum Rhythms, Celtic Flute, happy Caribbean tunes, Indian Pop, Middle Eastern grooves, and more. The concert featured a huge variety of sounds from indigenous…Keep reading >>

EARTH – Elemental Interactions

“Off-Leash Art” a Film by Tomas McCabe Osha Neumann & Jason DeAntonis Shawn, Josie, Kelly and Kevin. Kevin is gifting Kelly a new and improved compost bin from Europe. It allows the air to flow more freely. “Earth” was a huge hit last week. Larry Harvery opened the evening by telling us how earth helped manifest some of the earliest…Keep reading >>

More – Music in the Mangrove

World Grooves by DJSource (of Ecstatic Dance Reno) Sunday, October 5 from 2-5pm in the Mangrove Mangrove park at Sierra St and the Truckee River, south of the river between Virginia and Sierra, next to Dreamers Enjoy music from all over the world. Brazilian Jazz, African Drum Rhythms,Celtic Flute, happy Caribbean tunes, Indian Pop Middle Eastern grooves, etc. This concert…Keep reading >>