How to Help Fire Survivors Through Art

Agent Ink's Curt Barnickel holding a painting that will be auctioned at a fundraiser at the gallery Nov. 11

Agent Ink's Curt Barnickel holding a painting that will be auctioned at a fundraiser at the gallery Nov. 11.

The North Bay fires have inspired many artists to offer their help in the way of fundraisers, and inspired us to highlight the work of Sonoma and Napa County artists who may need support. As my co-host Tomas Riley said, “As much as artists create work for the joy of fulfilling a vision, the other piece to that cycle is for the work to be purchased.” Here’s a list of events benefiting the North Bay.

Oct. 28 and Nov. 11: Two fundraisers at Agent Ink, a print gallery in Santa Rosa owned by Curt Barnickel.

Oct. 28-29: Sonoma County ArtTrails is a weekend of open studios.

Oct. 29: Pianist Alexi Kenney performs at the Green Music Center, and donates his fee for the recital to Undocufund, which helps undocumented immigrants displaced by the fires.

Oct. 29: Flora Springs Winery hosts a music festival for Napa Valley Fire Relief with five bands, including Petaluma’s Miss Moonshine… one of whose members lost her house, another member lost his job.

Nov. 3: The Community Music Center hosts a fundraiser for survivors of Hurricane Maria, the Mexico City earthquake, and the North Bay Fires.

 

How to Help Fire Survivors Through Art 25 October,2017Cy Musiker

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Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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