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.

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.

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

 

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