Very SF: Ghost Ship Halloween

More than a popular Bay Area Halloween event, Ghost Ship connects the Bay Area’s finest independent artists with a creative mission and a responsive audience.

It is an example of how innovation is the hallmark of every community in the Bay Area, including the arts.

Ghost Ship idea was born from none other than Halloween in the Castro. After the problems of 2006’s Castro Halloween, SFPD actively discouraged the gathering in 2007. In 2008, Supervisor Chris Daly, and Mayor Gavin Newsom invited San Francisco’s entertainment producers to rethink Halloween and provide the City with an alternative to the Castro. Among the submissions was an art-drenched proposal- Ghost Ship.

But an idea had been born in that proposal and the two decided to throw a small version of the event at a little-used warehouse on Treasure Island called Building 180. In less than a week, over 100 artists came together to build a Ghost Ship out of recycled wood pallets and filled the space with large-scale art. The event was a huge success and not only proved the concept, but brought out hundreds of people who had never even stepped foot on Treasure Island.

Want to be a part of this annual event? Tickets are available here.

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