Every year since 2012, more than 10,000 art and nature enthusiasts flock to Oakland’s Lake Merritt to immerse themselves in the Autumn Lights Festival, a one-of-a-kind interactive art experience that is always the talk of the town.

In previous years, Together Pictures staff has filmed the Oakland Autumn Lights Festival in order to create short promos for ticket sales. This year, the festival moved online. Together Pictures partnered with the Volunteers of the Gardens at Lake Merritt and From the Heart Productions to create 3 nights/and over 4 hours of online programming including musical performances, LED light display videos compiling past years and this year’s artists’ work, and a moderated nightly Q&A with the artists themselves.

The show received over 15,000 views from all over the world and helped the Gardens at Lake Merritt meet their annual fundraising goal for 2020.

Video Director: CB Smith-Dahl, Festival Co-Creative Directors: Tora Rocha & CB Smith-Dahl

Videographers: Edgar Ayala & Cami Smith-Dahl

Drone Operator: Beto Lopez

Editors: CB Smith-Dahl & Edgar Ayala

Additional Media provided by Ami Capen & the Artists of the festival.

You can also view each full evening, including conversations with the artists, at the Autumn Lights Festival Youtube page.

Friday’s Video – Tech Night
Saturday’s Video – Family Night
Sunday’s Video – Fine Art Night