Friday Nights @ OMCA: Ghost Ship Tribute
The loss and sense of devastation for Oakland and the Bay Area that has arisen out of the tragic Ghost Ship fire is immeasurable. The Oakland Museum of California joins our creative community in mourning. It is at times like these that we see the Museum's role as one of bringing community together to express grief and find a path toward healing. This Friday Nights @ OMCA will pay tribute to those who were lost and honor our creative community, showing solidarity with those who have been the most directly affected by these tragic events.
This Friday, join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street for special edition of Friday Nights @ OMCA dedicated to the victims and survivors of the December 2 fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse. Come to honor those who were lost with a moment of silence. Throughout the night, a living memorial wall in Oak Street Plaza will hold space for community to add their own memories, reflections, and messages of love and support. Students from the California College of the Arts will create a new installation artwork paying tribute to those lost, and families can learn how to create paper cranes as a symbol of peace and hope. Donation boxes throughout the Museum will collect contributions that will go towards the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts fund for victims and their families.
What to expect on December 9:
5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get the weekly list here
5–9 pm: DJ spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–9 pm: California College of the Arts student installation
5–9 pm: living memorial wall in Oak Street Plaza
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: make a beautiful tin ornament to hang on a tree or a peaceful paper crane in the memory of loved ones lost
7 pm: A moment of silence in honor of the artists and community members who were lost or affected by the Ghost Ship fire
Cost: Half-price gallery admission for adults, ages 18 and under are free. Admission for Members is always free. Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.
Transportation: OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Event parking is available at the Museum for a $5 flat fee after 5 pm.
Reserve a picnic table or the Blue Oak café terrace for your group during Friday Nights @ OMCA.
Presented in partnership with Off the Grid: Lake Merritt @ OMCA. Friday Nights @ OMCA is made possible in part by generous support from Bank of America, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Koret Foundation.