Rhythmix tips its hat


Rhythmix Cultural Works recently presented its “Pour Your heART Out” Benefit for the Arts to salute women in the food and beverage industries and raise funds for its free youth arts programming. Rhythmix developed its Performance Art & Learning program (PAL), as an assembly-based youth arts education program to foster awareness of world cultures and empower underserved youth through exposure to educational music and dance performances.

The PAL program is provided at no cost to participating schools from the Alameda and Oakland Unified School Districts and provides multicultural experiences not offered elsewhere in the community. The outpouring of community support helped Rhythmix reach its fundraising goal to provide free cultural arts programs to more than 2,500 Alameda and Oakland public school students in the coming year.

Sincere thanks to our generous sponsors: Christopher and Trudi Seiwald, OMM, Inc., Kate McCaffrey of Pacific Union, Alameda Landing-Catellus, Star Harbor-Tim Lewis Communities, Alameda Municipal Power, Donna Andrews & Mort Johnson of Morgan Stanley, First Community Bank, Property Investment Services, Semifreddi’s and Yankwich & Associates. 

Our hats are off to Dragonfly Property Services, Eyewise Optometry, AEC Living, Alameda Marina, Alameda Marketplace, Alameda Natural Grocery, Bay Ship & Yacht, Fireside Lounge, Poppy Bank, Yankwich & Associates, Bridge Bank, Concreteworks, Alameda Magazine, Alameda Sun and the East Bay Express.

We could not have done it without KQED, Oakland Magazine, 21st Amendment Brewery, Absinthia Organic Absinthe, Alameda Island Brewing Co., Alameda Point Craft Soda, Artesa Winery, Bent Creek Winery, Cleophus Quealy Beer Co., Dashe Cellars, Faction Brewing, Hangar One, Onward-Farmstrong Wines, Picket Fence Vineyards, Prospect 772 Wine Co. and Rock Wall Wine Co.

Rhythmix is grateful to our in-kind and silent auction donors as well, including local businesses Alameda Bicycle, Alameda Meals on Wheels, Alameda Theatre, ACT, Angela’s Kitchen, Back to Life Wellness Center, Club Pilates, Dragon Rouge, East End, Greer Family Mortuary & Cremation Services and Kelly Lux State Farm Insurance. We’d also like to thank Alameda contributors Pacific Pinball Museum, Promotional Concepts, St. George Spirits, The Star on Park and Wescafe in addition to the dozens of out-of-town donors. 

Rhythmix extends its heartfelt appreciation to the performers, artists, volunteers, sponsors, donors, board, staff, community advisory board members and everyone in the community who contributed to making our 11th “‘Pour Your heART Out” Benefit for the Arts fundraiser a great success! 


Tina Blaine, Executive Director Rhythmix Cultural Works