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Join us for an incredible evening at one of the most beautiful places on earth! Enjoy a breathtaking Bay View sunset, live music, delicious cuisine & cocktails, guided Art Car tour, interactive science exhibits, silent auction, and great company! Meet the creators, innovators, and supporters of the East Bay community arts scene. Yes, you can be a part of history, support our programs, help us kickoff ArtCar Fest, and gear up for the "How Berkeley Can You Be!?" Parade and Festival - our biggest event of the year!

On Thursday, Sept 27th at sunset we will celebrate our accomplishments and share the vision for Epic Arts’ next stage with a damn good party at the Lawrence Hall of Science in the Berkeley hills above the UC campus. If you've ever been there you know how great it can be at sunset.

The Sunset Gala & Art Car Fest Kick-Off Party
is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together some of the most interesting, entertaining, and visionary movers and shakers in the Bay Area.

Over 50 Art Cars will descend on this location from all across the country. 

This is the starting line for the largest annual gathering of art cars on the West Coast!

ArtCars will proceed the next morning to tour throughout the Bay Area for three (3) days and return to join us on Sunday at the 12th annual "How Berkeley Can You Be!?” Parade & Festival.


The Gala begins with a very special VIP dinner reception at 7pm. For those who are moved to make this a great night out complete with a fabulous meal, cocktails, and other splendid offerings we have Supporter Tickets for the price of a good dinner and a show. We have a limited number of these VIP Dinner Seats available and invite you to purchase one as part of our vital community support network. Please consider purchasing a ticket for yourself and a guest and invite the people in your life who you believe would enjoy sharing this special evening with us.


In the spirit of a true community celebration we invite you and your friends to join us for a night to remember. At 8pm we will open the doors to all those interested, at whatever price they can afford. The Science Hall will be open to explore the interactive exhibits. We will be offering hors d’oeuvres, a full bar, live music, cocktails, Art Car film clips, a silent auction, and a host of interesting people who know how to have a good time!


You are reading this because we truly want to have your presence at this historic event; it takes a village, and we don't want you to miss out on the fun. Please, put the dates on your calendar, spread the word and the love by forwarding this information, e-mailing, making some calls, and letting us know if you want to reserve additional tickets for your friends.

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Sponsorship Oppurtunities

We want this to be an inclusive event, that's why we are offering four ticket prices. As this is a fundraising event for Epic Arts and ArtCar Fest, we ask that you purchase the highest price ticket you are able to afford so that everyone may attend.

Cocktail Reception & Catered Dinner at 7:00 pm

Your Supporter Tickets include fabulous food, entertainment, VIP table seating, and complimentary cocktails. Also enjoy "How Berkeley Can You Be!?" Parade & Festival VIP benefits on Sunday September 30th.
VIP Supporter Dinner Seats....... $175  - 7pm Purchase

General Admission at 8pm 

This is about art, community and having a great time. Please come and share the evening with us. There will be plenty of interesting people, entertainment, a cash bar, nibbles, and an entire museum of exhibits to explore.  We are also offering a limited number of very low-cost tickets for those who can't afford fundraising-level tickets but don't want to miss out!

Fan Base Sunset Party................ $35   -  8pm Purchase
Art Enthusiasts Sunset Party....  $25   -  8pm Purchase
Starving Artist ................................ $10   -  8pm Purchase

Sunset Gala Party
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Host a Table  $1750
Show your support by making a commitment to fill 10 seats at $175 each. Nothing gets people to respond to your invitation more than letting them know you've made a commitment and you're asking them to help you fulfill your personal goal. When you sign up a table host you are pledging to help us raise $1750 and share this special evening with your friends and associates.

Business Sponsorship $2500
Business Sponsorship includes table signage & recognition at both Thursday Gala & Sunday Festival events. Call for details.

To Sponsor or Host a table contact Ashley Berkowitz, Director or 510-644-2204 ext. 8

Partial list of items already donated:

  • Ride an Art Car in the "How Berkeley Can You Be!?" Parade
  • Fabulous local art
  • Weekend Getaways at Sea Ranch & Tahoe
  • Professional oral history interview: capture your memories
  • In-home Oaxacan cooking class party

Do you have an experience, product or service that you would like to contribute to our auction?
Please let us know. Email us at or call (510) 644-2204 ext 8


Epic Arts - Community Arts & Culture

ArtCar Fest - The largest gathering of Art Cars in the West

Lawrence Hall of Science

"How Berkeley Can You Be!?" Parade & Festival


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