Autumn Lights Festival

We are happy to announce the Autumn Lights Festival fundraiser returns to the Gardens at Lake Merritt from 6pm – 10pm on Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013!

Imagine several acres of garden illuminated with amazing and enchanting art installations created by local Bay Area artists. Electric fireflies flickering in the trees, glowing waterfalls, a flock of interactive books, a Polynesian Paradise with hand-crafted tiki lanterns and hula girls projected on palm trees. Fire art cars and live fire performers light the night while music and sound installations surprise at every turn on the garden paths lit with hundreds of luminarias. Attendees are invited to participate during the evening by coming dressed in their most interesting illuminated garden attire.

• Lighted art, fire, and sound installations by Local Bay Area Artists
• Food, Beer & Wine
• Artist’s Museum Store

Tickets

Click here to buy tickets
Tickets are $25 in advance at  or $35 at the gate
Children 3-12 years are half price, free under 3 years
VIP Tickets for 21+ are $50, and are available in advance only. VIP Ticket includes free wine and beer tastings and illumination toys in the VIP lounge.

 

 

 

Artists and Art Installations

ARTIST

ART INSTALLATION

LOCATION

WEBSITE & EMAIL

R. Emil Barber & Kyle Milligan Polynesian Paradise with Hand-crafted Tiki Lanterns & Vintage Hula Projections Palmetium Garden www.kylemilligan.com 
kukubyr@hotmail.com
Clive Brown Eco-Foam Flower Tree Stump near Rose Garden cliveeta@yahoo.com
Clive Brown Disappearing Pine/Infinity Mirror Pine Tree near the Beehive cliveeta@yahoo.com
Susan Casentini Projected garden-related vintage home movies Rock Face at the Waterfall Cascades www.studioquercus.com 
casentini20@hotmail.com
Stan Clark Space Forest of Inflatable Sacred Space Asparagus Trees Location TBA www.oyeahtoys.com 
oyeahtoys@gmail.com
Karen Cusolitos Giant Floral Metal Sculpture Location TBA www.americansteelstudios.com 
Karen@americansteelstudios.com
Echo Landscaping Giant Trees Lit From Below various trees www.echolandscape.net 
mike@echolandscape.net
John Fadeff Projected Shorts The Green House www.johnfadeff.com 
fadej@att.net
Tara Gill Photographic Light Box Location TBA www.taragill.com 
taranoella@gmail.com
Golden State Bonsai Federation Lighting on Bonsai Trees Bonsai Garden www.gsbf-bonsai.org/lake-merritt 
gsbcnorth@gmail.com
Insect Sciences Museum of California Living Insects Painting Community Garden www.bugpeople.org 
eddie@bugpeople.org
Adam Katz Submersible Water Lighting Waterfalls & Ponds adam@geekeasy.com
Kyle Milligan Tulip Lanterns Location TBA www.kylemilligan.com 
casentini20@hotmail.com
Joanie Mitchell Illuminated Batiks Gazebo www.joaniemitchell.com 
joaniebatik@yahoo.com
Keiko Nelson Floating Water Sculptures Garden Pond www.keikonelson.com 
keiko@keikonelson.com
Robin North Chrysalis Path Lights Location TBA rlnorth@sonic.net
Mie Preckler Illuminated Tree Arch Red Gate Area www.miepreckler.com 
miepreckler@gmail.com
Danya Pugliese Patterned Steel Lightboxes Location TBA www.DanyaPugliese.com 
dpugliese@meca.edu
Sacred Leaf Studio presents Mud Lites Ceramic Garden Lanterns Sensory Garden www.sacredseed.com 
mudlites@sacredseed.comnbcresta@gmail.com
Ann Schnake MobileInTent Location TBA www.annschnake.com 
zananovana@gmail.com
Elida Scola Overlapping Tree Location TBA galleriascola@yahoo.com
Valerie Sobel Vegetal Hand-felted Light Location TBA www.valeriesobel.com 
valerie@zoobywooby.com
Sun Brothers Studio (Kevin Gauna) Entry TBA Location TBA www.sunbrothers.com 
k@sunbrothers.com
Ashwin Swamy & Eric Thorne Etched flowing and glowing squid panels Location TBA swamy.ashwin@gmail.com
Tech Liminal Electric Fireflies Hornbeam Tree www.Techliminal.com 
anca@techliminal.com
Tech Liminal Illuminated Trumpets Angel’s Trumpet Tree www.Techliminal.com 
anca@techliminal.com
Jamie Vaida Garden of Fire Flowers Fire Garden www.jamieaida.com 
jamievaida@gmail.com
Lauran Van Duren & Kyle Milligan Crysalis Lanterns Magnolia Tree laura@lauravanduren.comcasentini20@hotmail.com
Kim Webster Illuminated Blown Glass Plants & Mosaic Planters Location TBA www.kwebsterglass.com 
glassgardener@juno.com
Kelly Whalen & Sara Dubois Gourd Lanterns; Kitchen Sieve Lanterns; Carved Pumpkins Community Garden
Mary White & Christina Bertea Illuminated Bird Baths Near Lathe House mwhiteglass@gmail.com
Kevin Woodson Woven Paper Lanterns Mimosa Tree www.kevinwoodson.com 
kevin@kevinwoodson.com

 

Performers and Performance Schedule

PERFORMERS

FRIDAY 18

SATURDAY19

Aileen Lawlor of Fire Smoothie
www.firesmoothie.com
Fire Dancer 8-9:30PM Firescape Garden 8-9:30PM Firescape Garden
Amber & Aaron Snider
www.ambersnider.com
Singer Songwriter on guitar, Folk/Rock/Blues/Americana 6-8PM
Andrea Farrell & Jeremy Elliott of Wreck This Place
www.wreckthisplace.com
Singer Songwriter on guitar 8-10PM VIP Lathe Garden
Chris Head of Tank Half Full
www.tankhalffull.com
Singer Songwriter on guitar & harmonica 8-10PM
Dalyte Kodzis & Claire Gendler
dkodzis@gmail.com
What’s a garden without Pink Flamingoes? 7:30-8:30PM
Deborah Hamouris and Buffalo of The DulciMates
www.djhamouris.com
Mountain Dulcimer & Voice 6-8PM
Franklin Beauregard Davis
brassworksmusic@gmail.com
Various Brass Instruments 8-10PM
Harold Tervort
htervort@att.net
Native American Style Flutes 8-10PM Sensory Garden 6-8PM Sensory Garden
Ian James
www.themagicofianjames.com
Mind Reading Magician 6-8PM Museum Store
Jc Villafan
www.jcvillafan.com
Singer Songwriter 6-8PM VIP Lathe Garden
Kelek Stevenson and Dave Evans of Bitter Water
m_stevenson@berkeley.edu
Banjo & Guitar 6-8PM
Laramie Crocker and his Universal Fun Machine
www.laramiecrocker.com
Singer Songwriter on guitar, with 3 singers and bass 6-8PM VIP Lathe Garden
Laura Inserra
www.laurainserra.com
Hang Drum 8-10PM
Lee Davidson
davidsonlee86@gmail.com
Rope lights dancer 8-10PM
Lisa Graciano
www.lisagraciano.com
Bluesy World Music with Guitar, Flute and Vocals 8-10PM
Manda & Noelle of Very Fairy Events
www.facebook.com/veryfairyevents
Face/Body Painting and Glitter Hair Strands 6-10PM Japanese Garden 6-10PM Japanese Garden
Monica Williams & Wendy Loomis of Phoenix Rising
www.phoenixrisingmusic.net
Native America Flute and Drums 6-8PM Location TBA
Nathan Moon Acoustic Guitar 6-8PM
Paul Anderson
www.travellersrow.com
Dulcimer & Guitar 8-10PM
Vanessa Lowe
www.vanessalowe.com
Eccentric Indie Folk Pop 8-10PM in VIP Lathe Garden

Volunteers Needed

If you would like to contribute by volunteering at the Autumn Lights Festival, please fill out and submit this form.

Funds raised will be used for improvements to the Gardens at Lake Merritt for the enjoyment of the entire community.

The Autumn Lights Festival is hosted by the Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt and  produced by AnotherBullwinkelShow.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:

 

 

Get involved

Here are some other ways to join the fun:
Food Vendor Application
Tabling Opportunities & Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Booth Application

For more information read the press release.

See more photos of last year’s Autumn Lights Festival here on Facebook.