Fire Arts Festival® 2008

First off we would like to thank everyone for such a successful event. Thank you to our sponsors, performers, artists, vendors, volunteers, our dedicated staff and of course our fabulous attendees!


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2008 Fire Arts Festival Performers

Bonfire Madigan
Bumpitythump – West Oakland Youth Drumming and Dance Group.
Serchmaa Byamba & Kristina Cañizares – Contortion Duet
Scarlet & Axelrod – Aerialists
Simon Chabon – Fire Performance
Copper Lantern Fire Theater
Flamenco Fury
Flyaway Productions
Fire Arts Collective
Iron Monkey – B-boy and Urban Dancer
Loco Bloco
Eric McFadden with Special Guests
The Nekyia
Nocturnal Sunshine
Phoenix Rising
Prescott Circus Clowns
Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra
Solar Flare & the Genie
Trapeze Arts
Vulcan Crew


2008 Fire Arts Festival Art & Artists

Fire Flowers, by Michael Christian
The Flamethrower Shooting Gallery, by Matisse Enzer
Fire Vortex, by Nate Smith
Oscillation, by Ryon Gesink
Fata Morgana & The Twins, by Orion Fredericks
Bizarro Saguaro, by Robert “Rigger” Kilpatrick
The Relativity Generator, by Charles Gadeken
– Thyrus, by Dave Andres
– Exxothermia, by Vance Cearley
– Fire Sculptures & Robots, by Justin Gray
– The Burning Mandible, by Grant Irish
– Tesla Coil, by Jeremy Krentz
– Fire Sculptures & Robots, by Evan Tracy
Epiphany & Manu, by Dan Das Mann + Karen Cusolito + Pyrokinetics
Flying Trapeze, by Trapeze Arts
Koo Koo Bird, by Paul Cesewski
Lil’ Ju Ju Pinball Arcade, Neptune Beach Amusement Museum
Dragonflies, by Jeremy Lutes
The Steampunk Tree House, by Sean Orlando
1920 Case Steam Traction Engine, by Kinetic Steam Works
The Neuron Chamber, by Alan Rorie
E.R.V. Educational Response Vehicle
, by The Crucible
El Diablo, by Jack Schroll
History of Bowling (Saturday Night Only), by Mike Feeney
Healing Eye, by Pierre Riche
Hydrogen Economy & Pyrocardium, by False Profit Labs
Pyrobeat, by Chris Piper
The ChakraTron & The HypKnowTron, by Gaspo
Pswarm, by Department of Spontaneous Combustion
Omega Recoil, by Omega Recoil


Merchandise Vendors

Cool Neon
Trick Concepts
Phoenix Rising Designs
Liquid Fire Mantra

Food Vendors

Skewed Catering
Uhuru Pies

We would like to give a special thanks to our Patron Pavilion caterers – Bette’s Diner, Bucci’s, Savoy Catering and Trader Joe’s.