The Ghost Ship warehouse fire on Dec. 2, 2016 in Oakland claimed the lives of 36 people, all actively involved in Bay Area arts. Instead of standard obituaries for those lost in the fire, we've done something different: created profiles of each person focusing on their art, talents, and contributions to the Bay Area art community. Along with original illustrated portraits, we've included their music, art, writing and more to show firsthand the important roles they played.
These were musicians, sound engineers, DJs, visual artists, writers, event promoters and more. For many of us at KQED, they were also our friends — and we are proud to honor their contributions.
Click on a name below to read their tribute:
Amanda Allen Kershaw
Chelsea Faith Dolan