Spire of Fire Comes to Reno, NV

A few shots of the Fire of Spire Installation: 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 20 – Nov. 15, 2011, on the corner of Sierra Street and Island Avenue, on the bank of the Truckee River…Keep reading >>

The Mobule on Tour – First Stop, Paris

One of our 2011 grant recipients, Mobule is going to be touring beginning in Paris, opening the FUTUR EN SEINE FESTIVAL, on June 19th. Then on to Barcelona, London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Mobule is a travelling video sculpture that passes on recorded ‘messages of love’ from one city’s citizens to those of the next. This…Keep reading >>

Detroit Dream Project

Detroit Dream Project, a photo by Laughing Squid on Flickr. Did you know that when Scott Beale from Laughing Squid went to Detroit a few months ago he stopped to take a few photos of the Detroit Dream Project. One of our Civic Arts Projects by David Best and Crew. Thanks Scott.

BRAF was well represented at this year’s “Mayor’s Earth Day Breakfast”

4782_MayorEarthDay_0008f, a photo by SF Environment on Flickr. San Francisco Environment’s Director Melanie Nutter (BRAF’s partner with Scrap Eden and the Compost Contraption) with event sponsor Jason McBriarty, (BRAF’s partner and sponsor, Director, Global Community Affairs Levi Strauss & Co., and the Levi Strauss Foundation, and the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s Executive Vice-President, Rae Richman and Executive Director,Tomas McCabe.

Market Street Blooms

We stopped by to see Karen Cusolito and her crew installing the first part of the Market Street Blooms installation, the Valiant Flower a couple of days ago. This installation is part of BRAF’s collaboration with the San Francisco Arts Commission as part of their Art in Storefronts program in an effort to revitalize a once-vibrant commercial corridor in San…Keep reading >>