You don't want to miss this year's Autumn Lights Festival at the Gardens at Lake Merritt, held next weekend, Friday and Saturday 18th & 19th. This wonderful two night art exhibit/festival was created as an annual fundraiser for the Gardens, to achieve the goal of $200,000 to fund redesign, landscaping and irrigation. The plan also includes enhancing the entrance of the gardens by placing a wrought iron gate (designed by local artist Shawn Colvin) set into a stunning setting, creating the Oakland Landmark the Gardens at Lake Merritt deserves to be.
The festival is made possible because of the outpouring of creativity of more than 60 Oakland and Bay Area artists who display their light infused art, many of whom are featured at Burning Man..
It’s a must see and at $35 per person, a great way to make sure these Gardens are protected and continue to be upgraded.