LIGHT UP OUR WORLD 2016

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

Thank you to the    San Mateo County Arts Commission for making LIGHT UP OUR WORLD possible through funding from the San Mateo County Arts Grant Program.     smcaclogo-thumb         

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   Ketsourine Macarons   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!