STREETS ALIVE BENEFIT FOR PUBLIC ART The very first Annual Streets Alive! Benefit for Public Art takes place on Friday, Nov. 15, 4pm-8:30pm at the Firehouse Art Collective in the Lorin District. Enjoy live music by Ghost Town Jenny and Eyes on the Shore, art, food, drinks, a silent auction — and meet your local artists, community supporters and friends! The goal, in line with the mission of Streets Alive which is probably best known for turning our utility boxes into works of art, is to bring more art and nature into our community. Tickets are a sliding scale of $10-20 at the door. Students with valid ID get in for $5. The Firehouse Art Collective is at 3192 Adeline St. For details, visit the event’s Facebook page. (more…)
Two local organizations have put out separate calls seeking artists to participate in projects underway in collaboration with the city of Berkeley.
Two utility boxes in downtown Berkeley, decorated by artists as part of the city’s Streets Alive initiative, were vandalized over the weekend.
The Berkeley school district will spend the $250,000 donated by Doritos by way of The Lonely Island, a music group made up of three BUSD alumni, on theater programs at both Berkeley High and Willard School.
By Tina Zhu