A Heartbreakingly Beautiful Tribute to Those Who Tragically Perished in the Oakland Warehouse Fire

KQED Arts, a longtime supporter of creativity in the San Francisco Bay Area, has created a truly beautiful but heartbreaking video tribute to each of the 36 people who tragically perished in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire that broke out in Oakland, California on the night of December 2, 2016.

Thirty-six lives were lost in the Oakland Warehouse Fire on the night of Dec. 2, 2016. They were artists, musicians, sound engineers, DJs, writers, events organizers and activists. They came from the Bay and from around the world. This is KQED Arts’ tribute to their lives and to the inextinguishable spirit and power of their creativity.

There are a number of organizations and individuals assists survivors, residents, businesses and neighbors, all of whom welcome donations, such as Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a GoFundMe fundraiser by Reina Lam and Oakland Fire Relief Fund. Additionally, Care2 Causes has posted a very helpful article that includes a master list of resources along with information about warehouse spaces and fire safety.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.