thingamajigs - a nonprofit performing and arts education organization

music and art created with made / found materials and alternate tuning systems


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Thingamajigs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt organization that provides arts and educational programming throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We rely on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. All donations are tax deductible.

We need your support
for our arts education
and performance programs

In 2015-2016 Thingamajigs is teaching music and instrument making in East Bay schools, commissioning ten new works to celebrate the centennial of Lou Harrison's birthday, convening with Stephen Ratcliffe to perform his fourth volume of 1,000 poems, and presenting Aeolian Day, a free community festival dedicated to the music made by the wind, and its renown festival of invented instruments and alternate tunings: Music for People & Thingamajigs.

Any amount helps! You can donate online via our portal at East Bay Gives, via PayPal to Thingamajigs by clicking the donation button below, or by writing a check to "Thingamajigs" and mailing to:

5000 MacArthur Blvd #9826
Oakland, CA 94613

Please make sure to provide us with your mailing address so we can provide you with an acknowledgement of your tax-deductible donation.

Thingamajigs grateful acknowledges the following foundations, organizations, companies and invididuals who are supporting our programs and artists since July 1, 2015.

institutions individuals

City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program
Clorox Foundation
Mechanics Bank
Puffin Foundation
Oakland Fund for the Arts
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Zellerbach Family Foundation

California Arts Council

National Endowment for the Arts

Carrie Augat
Winston Berger
Sheila Berotti
Donald Day
Jeffrey Elman
Paul Dresher
Tom and Susan Duff
Jeffrey Elman
Peter & Anne Esmonde
Yukie Fujimoto
Bart Hopkin
Lynette Hunter
Brenda Hutchinson

Liz Keim
Katy Luo
Robert Lyons
Scott McNeil
Lisa Mezzacappa
Jubilith Moore
Suki O'Kane
David Samas
Catherine Schocker
Edward & Tomoko Schocker
Catherine Schocker
Jay Stamps
Norman Teale
Edythe A Vassall
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