FIRE FOR THE ARTS AND A CAUSE
A local school is benefiting from a fundraising happening this weekend at Sea of Flames, the event formally known as Burning Bush
“This has been accumulation of 12 years of work to get to this point,” said Mark Switzer, the creator of the event.
He says it’s a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their work and also raise money for a cause.
“It’s going to go to Coastal Grove Charter School,” said Event Coordinator Lorraine Tryon. “Part of it Blue Lake Fire Department and then we're insured by The INK People, Center for the Arts and F Street Warehouse.”
Coastal Grove Charter School will be able to take a field trip.
“They are going on an awesome field trip to Willits, to an organic farm for three nights and four days, they're going to learn everything about farming and food and just where our food comes from,” Tyron said.
But it hasn’t been an easy ride. From meetings with the casino, to presenting every detail to the Blue Lake Fire, of what will happen at the weekend event.
“We had to present pictures, diagrams, everything to show that were serious, we know what were doing, and that everyone is on the same page,” Tryon said.
The wooden structures were built recently, and some of the equipment was made last year.
“We did a tour with the slip knot band and they gave us a big art grant to pay for all this,” Switzer said.
The family event is located at the parking lot of the Blue Lake Casino and Hotel. Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 4p.m. on Saturday.