The Gardens at Lake Merritt

Autumn Lights Festival 2014

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your calendars! The 2014 Autumn Lights Festival, sponsored by PG&E, will make the Gardens at Lake Merritt shine, sparkle and shimmer on the nights of Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18. Art, Wine, beer, food trucks, music and silent disco – we’ve got the party!

Fifty mostly East-Bay artists are bringing their light-infused art to illuminate every corner of our beautiful space. The Oakland Autumn Lights Festival is a fabulously creative two-night fundraiser held inside the beautiful Gardens at Lake Merritt, the seven-acre oasis of themed gardens nestled at the north end of Lakeside Park in Oakland.

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Alameda Magazine features us in their latest issue:“Autumn Lights Festival Shines at Lake Merritt.”

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The Autumn Lights Festival is a fundraiser for the Gardens at Lake Merritt, a free public garden that truly is the “Green Heart of Oakland.” Last year over 1000 adults and children came, and the excitement is building for 20141 People who attend get into the spirit, often creating costumes with light!

The Gardens at Lake Merritt has provided gardening education and experience to generations of Oaklanders.  Here are a few photos from last year’s event:

Glass Artist: Kim Webster

Glass Artist: Kim Webster
Image courtesy of: Greg Linhares

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NOTE: You'll be making a secure tax-deductible donation through Square Market to the Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt's fiscal agent "Oakland-East Bay Garden Center Inc."