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Article | January 6, 2021

Carnivale 2021 – Get Involved in Art for All

Blog|Joann Dethman

Carnivale is just around the corner! Our annual gala happens on Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. PST, and *all* are invited. We’ve transformed a spectacular in-person experience into a virtual celebration, and we are thrilled to bring Mardi Gras into the homes of everyone around the world.

Art for All with Root Division

This year’s theme, Grace for All, reflects the cathedral’s leadership in inclusivity and social justice. Our goal is always to be a space that uplifts and amplifies the talents of artists of color. We are proud to announce our collaboration with San Francisco’s Root Division to create the Grace for All art installation. Root Division is a socially-active arts organization based in San Francisco, and a collective of their artists will help us express meaningful connection and community through their inspired art. De’Ana Brownfield and Megan Leppla are the lead artists on this project.

Be a Part of the Experience

Inspired by our 2013 Artist in Residence Anne Patterson’s work Graced with Light, allCarnivale guests are invited to contribute prayers and intentions that will be printed on colorful ribbons, and strung along on the banisters leading to the Ghiberti doors.

As we gather virtually for Carnivale, the tethering of strings along the cathedral’s Great Stairs is our way of connecting the global community we’ve created together. Want to be part of this incredible installation? Let us know what’s inspiring you today. Send us a six-word phrase by Friday, February 5 to take part!

With tickets starting at $25, Carnivale is more accessible (and fun!) for all. We hope you’ll  join the party!

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