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Second Annual ARTumnal Gathering

November 22, 2008

Our biggest, most extravagant, and fabulous event to date!

Thank you for joining us!

On November 22, 2008, BRAF hosted our most extravagant and grandest fundraiser to date. Over 800 people gathered in support of the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s mission to inspire art, community and civic participation worldwide. It was an evening of revelry in the richness of human expression, generosity of spirit and camaraderie of artists and visionaries.

This opulent gathering of tribes was a celebration of our artistic treasures and vital community spirit! Participants enjoyed an evening of abundant visual delights, auditory pleasures, delectable fare, beguiling libations, and a cornucopia of spectacular people and performances.

Check out photos from this incredible evening:

Official portrait photography by Nightshade: theblight.net/08/artumnal
Photos by CameraGirl photosbycameragirl.com/2008_Artumnal/gathering.html
Photos by Joe Schuster: brightcolors.com/braf

Artumnal 2008

Artwork by  Andrew Jones

Performances By

Members of ArcheDream for Humankind

Black Rock City Ballet 

Brass Menažeri – Voted “Best International Band” in the 2008 SF Weekly Music Awards

Calliope Circus

Chances End – violin electronica

Clark Hamon (Deep End)

Copper Lantern Fire Theater

Dex Stakker (Opulent Temple)


Erica Mukley – cellist songwriter

Fou Fou HA!

Gaucho Gypsy Jazz

Jeff Hobbs – sax, violin and stiltwalking


Lila Sklar

Loyd Family Players

Majitope (Symbiosis/Lowpro)

Samantha and Angela Mae – Bellydance

Sweet Can Productions

Tamo (Angels of bAss)

Vau De Vire Society Dancers – Voted “Best Circus Troupe” in 2008 Best of the Bay

Secret guest Dj (and his Monkeysnake…shh!)
… and many other special performers

Tribal Chill room with decor provided by Hookahdome/RuckusLab

Photography Zone by Nightshade

Photography Gallery – curated by Will Chase Art

Autumnal wearable art & Design by Miranda Caroligne and Gelareh

Sculpture by Laura Kimpton & Celtic Forest, Peter Hudson, Mardi Storm and Others!

Raffle items: E.L. Faux Fur Vest by Glowfur, and tickets to Burning Man 2009!


the crowd at the 2008 Artumnal Gathering, photo by Nick Winterhalter

the crowd at the 2008 Artumnal Gathering, photo by Nick Winterhalter

Host Committee

Amber Marie Bently
Christopher Bently
David Best
Jess Bobier
Loren Carpenter
Rachel Carpenter
Will Chase
Harley K. Dubois
Alexeis Fillipello
Alison Pincus
Mark Pincus
Marian Goodell
Syd Gris
Freddy Hahne
Dana Harrison
Larry Harvey
Aaryn Herridge
Mark Higbie
Phil Linhares
Nick Morgan
John Mueller
Jessica Mullens
Joseph Olivier
Will Roger Peterson
Christina Pettigrew
Rae Richman
Crimson Rose
Alix Rosenthal
David Silverman
Jeremy Sugerman

Black Rock City Ballet at the 2008 Artumnal Gathering, photo by Nick Winterhalter

Black Rock City Ballet at the 2008 Artumnal Gathering, photo by Nick Winterhalter

Thanks to our sponsors:

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November 22, 2008


Bently Reserve
301 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111 United States