Dear Daly City,
We are humbled, gratified, and inspired by our community.
It was cold. It was raining ALL day. You still came and enjoyed the artworks on view, art activities, music, and dance. By 6 pm, there was a break in the rain and more than 800 of us left our warm, cozy, festively lit City Hall, picked up our luminary lanterns and went outside for the candlelighting public arts performance. It began to rain. A lot of rain. We stood in the rain and formed a heart in solidarity for the arts, for arts education, for artistic expression – one of the greatest freedoms we have.
Back inside, we enjoyed:
MAYOR SAL’S STORYTELLING
FACE PAINTING by Andrea Gonzalez
LED HULA HOOPING by ConXion to Community
LEARNING ABOUT CONSERVATION AND LED LIGHTS by ConXion to Community
YOUNG ARTISTS from Holy Angels
YOUNG ARTISTS from DeLue Clubhouse Daly City Boys and Girls Clubs
POETRY & ART by Jump Into Writing
WISHING TREE by Daly City Public Library
CALLIGRAPHY & PAINTING by Aiqin Zhou
MUSIC by San Francisco State University Afro-Cuban Ensemble
MUSIC by ViBO Simfani
DANCE by Mission Fusion
BEST LIGHT COSTUME WINNER!
OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE FOR MAKING LIGHT UP OUR WORLD POSSIBLE!
We thank our partners for their commitment to arts excellence: Aiqin Zhou Calligrapher & Painter l Andrea Gonzales l Daly City City Council l Daly City Fire Fighters’ Union LU 1879 l Daly City Library and Recreation l Daly City Public Library Associates l DeLue Clubhouse Daly City Boys and Girls Clubs l Holy Angels School l Jefferson Elementary School District l Jefferson High School I JUMP Into Writing l Mission Fusion I Nining Muir l Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble l San Francisco State Afro-Cuban Ensemble l SnapFiesta Photobooth l ViBO Music School l ViBO Simfani
We also thank our donors: San Francisco Examiner and SFWeekly l Republic Services l CitiScape Property Management l Energy Upgrade California + Conxión to Community l MB Financial & Insurance Services l FilamStar l Green Development Sustainable Technologies Alliance (GDSTA, LLC) l Molloy’s Tavern l Moonstar l Peninsula Reflections l Alex Herreria l Anna Mostella l Janet Banks l Julie Underwood l O’Rourke-Meadors l Buffalo Wild Wings l Cybelle’s Pizza l Universal Bakery-Panaderia l Ketsourine Macarons l The Bread Basket Bakery for feeding everyone!
And to our sensational volunteers – you light up our world!
With love, peace and joy to you and yours,
Pauline, Nancy, Norman, Dorie, Manūfou, and Julie, Your Daly City Arts and Culture Commissioners
P.S. We are working on posting more photographs and details about the event. If you have photographs you want to contribute, or are wordpress-savvy – let us know if you want to help!