Honoring Those Lost to the Ghost Ship FireHonoring Those Lost to the Ghost Ship Fire

The Ghost Ship warehouse fire on Dec. 2, 2016 in Oakland claimed the lives of 36 people, all actively involved in Bay Area arts.

Instead of standard obituaries for those lost in the fire, we’ve done something different: created profiles of each person focusing on their art, talents, and contributions to the Bay Area art community. Along with original illustrated portraits, we’ve included their music, art, writing and more to show firsthand the important roles they played.

These were musicians, sound engineers, DJs, visual artists, writers, event promoters and more. For many of us at KQED, they were also our friends — and we are proud to honor their contributions. 

Play the video and scroll down to read the tributes.

Download a hi-res collage of all the illustrations here.

Amanda Allen Kershaw, Promoter and Photographer With 'Infectious Smile'

Feral Pines, Artist and Electronic Musician 'So Full of Life and Love'

Micah Danemayer, Event Producer and Champion of New Musical Talent

Jonathan Bernbaum, 'Incredible' Visual Projection Artist and Passionate Mind

Draven McGill, Singer, Music Student, and 'Just a Great Kid'

Hanna Ruax, Jewelry Designer and Yoga Teacher, 'Saw Beauty Everywhere'

Peter Wadsworth, Thinker in Emerging Tech With 'A Big Heart'

Vanessa Plotkin, 'Determined, Focused' Student and Radio Volunteer

Nicholas Walrath, MIT Graduate and Attorney With Deep Intellect

Edmond Lapine, Musician and 'Magnetic Person' Who Bridged Worlds