In 2021, the Healing Garden became the home of our revised live arts program, the “Healing Garden Summer Series” which ran from May thru November 2021. A welcome return to live performance for so many after the COVID lockdowns, the series was made up of smaller, outdoor arts events including over 40 music concerts, contemporary dance, comedy, theater, hip hop, and craft events. Enjoyed by more than 6,000 people from all over the Bay Area, the Summer Series provided paid working opportunities for over 230 artists, including musicians, dancers, visual artists, comedians, actors, makers and photographers.
Jennye Garibaldi (West End Resident): “The Healing Garden has been such a bright spot for us in an otherwise dark year.”
Brian J Kenny (Musician and Alameda resident): “A beautiful community experience. It restored my fatih in community and my commitment to Alameda.”
Ileath Bridges (Alameda Resident): “I loved everything, The music, the vibe, the friends, the comfort level and the respect around everything.”
Robbie Wilson (Black Achiever’s Alliance): “ People from all parts of the Island come together, ... a beautiful time for diversity and inclusiveness.”