Save Friday Dec 12 for our IN THE RED party!


The Flaming Lotus Girls invite you to come party with us on Friday, Dec 12 at SOMArts! Opening at 6 pm and going strong til 2 am, we are packing this venue with prints of our sculptures for our silent auction, live screen printed wearables, a cash bar, and the booty-shaking rhythms by DJs from Opulent Temple and Ambient Mafia. This is gonna be huge.

Designing, building and maintaining art aint cheap, but fortunately the best way to fund it is by throwing huge awesome parties. Were you at our last SOMArts fundraiser? It was a phenomenal success, and we didn’t stop moving til the wee hours.

Come mingle and sip and look at some art and shake it to members of the Bay’s best DJ crews. $20 recommended donation at the door.

Bring your whole posse, loop them in via the Facebook invite:

Don’t worry, you’ll have all day Saturday to recover.

Soma is orange for the Giants

Last week San Francisco City Hall, the Ferry Building, and Coit Tower all turned orange to show their Giants pride and to celebrate our home team in the World Series. So of course Soma had to get in on this too:

orange soma

photo by Sabrina V


Soma has its “knee blubs” now!


Carolyn’s shot of the upper dodeca, whose newly added lights cast a nice warm glow on the decking.

Tonight, our FLG geek heroes installed the LED modules into the lower lights, which were previously left unlit. They look FABULOUS and you should come down to Pier 14 and see them this week!

Support Ace in the Hole, a documentary about the roots of FLG and other local industrial artists!

We are so proud of our long-time member Yasi Mawaz-Khan, a filmmaker who is hard at work completing her latest film Ace In The Hole! It’s a documentary that tells the story of Ace Junkyard, the auto wrecker, artist resource and event space that supported industrial art in the Bay Area for many years.

For years, local artists sourced tons and tons of junk from Ace, and turned it into the creations that define the industrial arts movement our city is known for. The Flaming Lotus Girls found all kinds of objects to incorporate into many of our sculptures: Flower Garden, Fire Island, Fire Fan, the Hand of God, the Seven Sisters, the Angel of the Apocalypse, and the Serpent Mother.

FLGs Tamara Li and Rbca Hotmetal celebrate their entry, The Bunny Magic Thruster, at the Power Tool Drag Races at Ace Junkyard.


Tamara Li and Lynn Bryant working  on their race entry.

In addition to the physical space of the junkyard, Ace In The Hole tells the story of owner Bill Kennedy, and explores the ways in which communities develop and how lives transform in the most unlikely places. On a larger scale, the film addresses a current issue in San Francisco and across the Untied States: where are all our alternative arts spaces going?

Among the many events held at Ace, the Power Tool Drag Races is a memorable favorite. Check out these classic pics of The Bunny Magic Thruster, a racing vehicle that some FLGs entered.

Come to the Ace in the Hole screening party, next Thursday the 23rd of October! Check out a 20 minute work-in-progress cut of the film, and see some original videos, art and music from the Junkyard. We’ll be at the Cyclecide Swearhouse, 1660 Jerrold Ave in San Francisco. For more information, see the Facebook event page. Come on out for live music, dancing and mingling. Cover is $20 suggested donation; no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Doors open at 6:30p, and the film starts at 7:00p sharp! We’ll see you there!

Can’t make it? Support the film through Kickstarter!


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