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Third Annual ARTumnal Gathering
November 20, 2009
Join us for our annual fundraising event, The ARTumnal Gathering! Last year’s event was claimed by many to be the ‘best burner party of the year!’ Over 800 revelers and 100 performers joined together to celebrate a year of amazing art projects. This year, not only do we promise an amazing line up of performers, but we’re collaborating with artists to create a completely immersive interactive art environment. How better to celebrate interactive art than to experience it?
On November 20, 2009, at the Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco, the Black Rock Arts Foundation presented our third annual fundraising event,
The Artumnal Gathering
This sold out event was our grandest event to date, celebrating our community’s vital spirit and extraordinary artists. Once again, we gathered in the majestic Bently Reserve to revel in support of BRAF’s mission to inspire art, community and civic participation worldwide.
200 artists and performers came together to create an enchanted world of abundant art, captivating entertainment, and tempting libations. This magnificent venue was dense with interactive art experiences created by community visionaries and three rooms of continuous live entertainment and roving performers.
Photos of this awe inspiring evening:
Event portraits by Traci Bugni
Shawn Feeney’s Mr. Potato Friend portraits
D’Milo Hallerberg’s photos
Live Performances by
Matthew Schoening (electric cello)
Ubuv (Universal Beats Universal Vibe)
Circus antics, stiltwalking and mayhem provided by Dante,Cynthia Aviance and more!
Three rooms of dance beats by:
DJ Gravity with Krystal Jones (Pink Mammoth)
Jef Stott (Hookahdome, Six Degrees)
Sculpture and live painting by Shrine
Andrew Jones (visuals and performance)
Fashions by Miss Velvet Cream, and Nika Tang, Jesse Kauppila and Josie Adele
Interactive Art Experiences curated by Alchemy (False Profit)
Brainchild (interactive video)
Mr. Potato Friend by Shawn Feeney
Shrinky Dinks Station by Alchemy
Phosphor Essence by Michael Broxton
Narcissus Maximus by Eric Nguyen
Spontaneous Combustamotion by Jason Seigler
Tarot readings by Madame A
Exquisite Interiors by Hookahdome/RuckusLab and Department of Visual Consciousness.
Video Artistry by Celestine Star, Edi Hsu, VJ Rainbow Puddles, Recursion VideoLab, and Sierra Ron Halbert
… and many other special performers to be announced!
Live and Silent Auction and Raffle Items
Win these amazing items, including:
- Artwork by Kate Raudenbush, Michael Christian, Peter Hudson and many other BRAF artists!
- Unique experiences hosted by David Best, Chicken John, Michael Michael and more!
- Two tickets to Burning Man, a flight over Black Rock City and passes to the inner circle of the burn!
- Many more one of a kind works of art and special items!
Thank you to the following donors who participated in our live and silent auction, and in our Fund A Need drive!
Thanks to our sponsors: