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Autumn Lights Festival in The Gardens: October 13, 6-10pm

 

Autumn Lights Festival in the Gardens at Lake MerrittImagine the Gardens at night filled with lanterns, carved and lit gourds, ponds glowing from submerged bubbles, and electric fireflies flickering in the trees; all created by local artists. Join us in The Gardens at Lake Merritt for Oakland’s Autumn Lights Festival on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 6-10PM.

For the first time ever, see the Gardens beautifully and artistically illuminated at night. Each garden, including the Palmetum Garden, the Mediterranean Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the Edible Garden, will feature light installations specifically designed to thrill attendees. Live fire art performers will also light the night. Attendees are invited to participate during the evening by creating luminarias and neon bubbles. Music and sound installations will fill the night. Refreshments, a silent auction, and food trucks will add to the festivities.

A fundraiser for the Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt, a 501 C-3, event proceeds will be used for Garden improvements for the enjoyment of the entire community.

Tickets include one drink (wine or beer) and are $25 purchased in advance, or $35 at the gate. Purchase your tickets at Autumn Lights Festival in the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Oakland. Note: Children ages 2 and under do not require a ticket.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt and the City of Oakland.

Produced by AnotherBullwinkelShow ,  510-548-5335.

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Susan Casentini
Sep 16, 2012 16:02

This is going to be a great time an opportunity to support the Gardens at Lake Merritt, one of
Oakland’s jewels! Kyle and I are participating artists. Hope you can join us!

@ndrew
Oct 2, 2012 14:47

this sounds great. only thing is, it gets pretty pricey if you want to bring a family. any chance of reduced children’s price next year? or any volunteer opportunities?

Penny
Oct 11, 2012 12:30

I’m inspired! This sounds fabulous! I have invited 2 friends.

Heidi
Oct 12, 2012 9:08

I can’t wait to attend this event. I found the info at on a card located at a local business. It sounds like it is going to be a beautiful evening, and I can’t think of a better way to support The Garden at Lake Merritt.

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Oct 27, 2012 5:00

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