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Crucible Fire Arts Fest near Oakland, starting tonight

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Heads up, Californians! The Crucible’s 9th annual Fire Arts Festival, “a spectacular open-air exhibition of astounding performances, fire sculpture and interactive art, lights up the sky at the Crucible’s new Fire Arts Arena in the freeway canyon lands of West Oakland.” Commencing this evening and running through Saturday the 18th, the festival is a full ten acres of installations, vendors, roving theatrics, circus arts, fire performers and aerialists.

Coilhouse has more info, plus pictures and videos from previous festivals.

Coilhouse: Fire, Puppets, Rootabagas! (Crucible Fire Arts Fest)

Festival of Fire Celebrates Truly Dangerous Art

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The Fire Arts Festival, held July 11 to 14 in Oakland, California, showcased the work of more than 400 artists, actors and sculptors whose medium of choice is flame.

Hosted by arts collective The Crucible, the festival included showings of The Fire Odyssey, a theatrical interpretation of Homer’s epic story with lots of fiery special effects. The festival also included what organizers called “the largest collection of outdoor fire sculpture on the West Coast.” It added up to a huge, mesmerizing display of flickering flame — and a blazing celebration of creativity and industry.

Full Story: Wired.

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