SOLD OUT – no Saturday door tickets!
We are sold out of all tickets for Autumn Lights Saturday! There are no tickets sold at the door Saturday. None.
Thanks for taking this great fundraiser over the top! Your support has been awesome. The overwhelming response created some glitches on Friday night which we acknowledge and are correcting for Saturday.
Remember we have shuttles to move people to the 19th St. BART station and the parking lot under the freeway at the Farmers Market area.
Find out more about the Autumn Lights Festival 2015
Meet our featured artists and learn about their works
Learn about the Garden Entrance Plaza fundraising project
“I walked among the dimly lit oaks with distant music drifting in the air. I thought how very much I liked the Oakland that was being created before my eyes. The event was multiracial and free-spirited; the sculpture sang in the balmy night…My, it was gaudy. The exhibits glowed and sparkled and occasionally talked. The variations in the light sculptures were inventive and surprising, and the people walking around in the dark were mysterious and cheerful. We are making our own traditions over here. The Autumn Lights Festival at the Gardens at Lake Merritt was a community celebration. Magic is all over — just look.”
Jon Carroll, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 October, 2014
Like thousands of others, San Francisco Chronicle columnist and East Bay resident Jon Carroll took a few hours on an October evening last year to see Oakland in a new light. The 2015 Festival will be a two-night event, […]
We love public transportation!
Here’s what we have planned for you for Autumn Lights.
Although you may be planning to drive, we ask that you please consider using public transit to the Festival. Parking within Lakeside Park is extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed. It’s crowded on a good day.
Consider taking […]
#rollingstone reports from #burningman: “Cruising around the playa at night in a mutant vehicle like’The Numbskull’ — an art installation on wheels created by Craig Backer — is, um, a no-brainer.”
Craig’s bringing the art car to front of the gardens during Autumn Lights!
We are excited to have Gray Davidson’s Dancing Serpent at Autumn Lights, fresh off the Playa! This is his 2015 art project for #BurningMan festival. Gray Davidson recently moved to the Bay Area to take advantage of the strong local community focused on industrial, technological and performance arts. Gray’s most […]