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Join us for the third annual Berkeley Spark festival in downtown Berkeley's Civic Center Park on Saturday, July 18th, 2015.

The festival highlights the many facet of the Burning Man culture right here in the East Bay.

Join us as we transform Berkeley’s Civic Center Park into a day of creative collaboration, community engagement and pre-playa festivities. This is the place for you if you’d like to interact with art projects headed out to Burning, looking for inspiration, play/games, camaraderie…and so much more. And we invite you to co-create an incredible interactive experience with the community for one extraordinary day. Organize a yoga workshop, a flash mob, a poetry slam, share stories, body paint, play acoustic music, offer up relational art, action art, works-of-art-as-yet-undefined and those works never-to-be-defined.

Festival Highlights include:
+ The Temple of Promise - meet the team behind the build and experience some of the Temple's sculptures up close and personal, learn more about it's construction, and how you can get involved the build before it heads out to the Burning Man,

+ Step into a large-scale camera obscura, write a "Letter to the Universe," collaborate on a large-scale community mural from ArtIsMobilUs, learn more about the Black Rocks Scouts and how they create an incredible experience for children and their families on and off the playa, and meet Segue, a gal who builds electric-assist cargotrikes,

+ Participate and share your best Burner Hack practices on shade, water, energy, food, and anything hackable,

+ The Samavesha Zone featuring acoustic music from Laura Inserra, an interactive art project from Zach Pine's Create-With-Nature-Zone and and an origami project.

+ Jump into spontaneous games, activities and chill spaces from local Burning Man theme camps,

+ Enjoy music streaming from the mutant vehicle Unaverz (which some say looks like a giant jelly fish), normally in residence at American Steel

10:30-12:00 (1.5 hrs) "Apollo and Reflektor"
12:00-1:00 (1 hour) "OnEsource" (Dj Osheen)
1:00-3:00 (2 hrs) "NUGZ of Dusty Rhino" (Brian Cox)
3:00-5:00 (2 hrs) "Nicky Nicky"
5:00-7:00 (2 hrs) "DJ LORYN (www.djloryn.com)"
7:00-9:00 (2hrs) "Charlemagne and Alex Lin"
(Charles and Alex)

+ Spend time in the Artisans/Innovation Market featuring more than 50 local designers, artists, body healers, community tech businesses and local non-profits,

+ (1 - 7pm) Beer & Mead garden in the Fountain are to meet local beer and mead crafters.

VOLUNTEER WITH US... Join our team by emailing us at berkeleyspark@gmail.com. Shifts run from 7am-11am, 11am-3pm, 3pm-6pm and 6pm-9pm.

Free and open to the public, Berkeley Spark is two blocks west of the DOWNTOWN Berkeley BART station. Bring your friends, your family, your pets, your date and spend the day with us.

Berkeley Spark is inspired by Burning Man's Ten Principles and is a Leave No Trace festival.

If you'd like to make a donation, please go to www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-spark-30-arts-innovation-festival-tickets-16868074866

Berkeley Spark is a non-profit, fiscally sponsored by Berkeley Parters for Parks, a 501(c)3 organization and are a group of social and cultural change makers, tech professionals, designers, inventors and leaders who get together each summer to produce a number of East Bay events, festivals, forums, and a film series focusing on art, innovation and community engagement.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Image by ArtIsMobilUs.

6 days ago  ·  

Berkeley Spark 3.0 Arts + Innovation Festival

July 18, 2015, 10:00am - July 18, 2015, 11:00pm

Civic Center Park

Join us for the third annual Berkeley Spark festival in downtown Berkeley's Civic Center Park on Saturday, July 18th, 2015.

The festival highlights the many facet of the Burning Man culture right here in the East Bay.

Join us as we transform Berkeley’s Civic Center Park into a day of creative collaboration, community engagement and pre-playa festivities. This is the place for you if you’d like to interact with art projects headed out to Burning, looking for inspiration, play/games, camaraderie…and so much more. And we invite you to co-create an incredible interactive experience with the community for one extraordinary day. Organize a yoga workshop, a flash mob, a poetry slam, share stories, body paint, play acoustic music, offer up relational art, action art, works-of-art-as-yet-undefined and those works never-to-be-defined.

Festival Highlights include:
+ The Temple of Promise - meet the team behind the build and experience some of the Temple's sculptures up close and personal, learn more about it's construction, and how you can get involved the build before it heads out to the Burning Man,

+ Step into a large-scale camera obscura, write a "Letter to the Universe," collaborate on a large-scale community mural from ArtIsMobilUs, learn more about the Black Rocks Scouts and how they create an incredible experience for children and their families on and off the playa, and meet Segue, a gal who builds electric-assist cargotrikes,

+ Participate and share your best Burner Hack practices on shade, water, energy, food, and anything hackable,

+ The Samavesha Zone featuring acoustic music from Laura Inserra, an interactive art project from Zach Pine's Create-With-Nature-Zone and and an origami project.

+ Jump into spontaneous games, activities and chill spaces from local Burning Man theme camps,

+ Enjoy music streaming from the mutant vehicle Unaverz (which some say looks like a giant jelly fish), normally in residence at American Steel

10:30-12:00 (1.5 hrs) "Apollo and Reflektor"
12:00-1:00 (1 hour) "OnEsource" (Dj Osheen)
1:00-3:00 (2 hrs) "NUGZ of Dusty Rhino" (Brian Cox)
3:00-5:00 (2 hrs) "Nicky Nicky"
5:00-7:00 (2 hrs) "DJ LORYN (www.djloryn.com)"
7:00-9:00 (2hrs) "Charlemagne and Alex Lin"
(Charles and Alex)

+ Spend time in the Artisans/Innovation Market featuring more than 50 local designers, artists, body healers, community tech businesses and local non-profits,

+ (1 - 7pm) Beer & Mead garden in the Fountain are to meet local beer and mead crafters.

VOLUNTEER WITH US... Join our team by emailing us at berkeleyspark@gmail.com. Shifts run from 7am-11am, 11am-3pm, 3pm-6pm and 6pm-9pm.

Free and open to the public, Berkeley Spark is two blocks west of the DOWNTOWN Berkeley BART station. Bring your friends, your family, your pets, your date and spend the day with us.

Berkeley Spark is inspired by Burning Man's Ten Principles and is a Leave No Trace festival.

If you'd like to make a donation, please go to www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-spark-30-arts-innovation-festival-tickets-16868074866

Berkeley Spark is a non-profit, fiscally sponsored by Berkeley Parters for Parks, a 501(c)3 organization and are a group of social and cultural change makers, tech professionals, designers, inventors and leaders who get together each summer to produce a number of East Bay events, festivals, forums, and a film series focusing on art, innovation and community engagement.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Image by ArtIsMobilUs.

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