On December 18, 2016, Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, CA held a special dedication musical event to honor the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire which had occurred on December 2, 2016. Coordinated by Sarah Cahill, the event gathered artists and performers who had ties within the local artist and musicians’ communities. The performances and dedications created a healing space for all who attended, providing welcome comfort in the wake of the tragedy.

In addition to honoring the victims of the fire, Sarah also wanted the event to be a tribute to local artist and musician, Pauline Oliveros (1932 – 2016) who passed away days earlier. Pauline’s work left a large impression on much of the community, and many artists at the event showcased several her pieces.

Special thanks to Sarah Cahill for organizing the event, and the staff of Chapel of the Chimes in opening their doors for this day of healing.