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A Non-Profit Effort to Build Community through Art & Artchitecture
Art Center: We need a place to Land!

Draka Arts is currently looking for property to start building it's Art Center & Residency Program. The Center will have a foundry, and shop for welding and blacksmithing functioning at its core by Summer 2005. We're interested in locating a downtown San Antonio, TX compound, building, or warehouse for start up of workshops, then expand to a location of up to 200 acres with existing dwellings, trees, and rolling hills for our Artist in Residence Program. We are considering the hill country of Texas and areas in California, New Mexico, Arizona, or Oregon as options. Any leads regarding real estate would be appreciated, please contact us at Also, take a look at our Art Center Wish List for items we will be in need of. Thank you so much!

Draka's New Home
For the time being - Houston, TX
This past May the Orange Show Foundation and Houston Art Car Museum provided funding for Draka's first maiden voyage out of Nevada to the nationally acclaimed Everyone's Art Car Parade in Houston. Draka and her crew received a huge Texas style welcome and enjoyed the adoration from fans in the art car world, new and old. During the week long festivities Draka blew off some steam on the streets of downtown Houston, and shook and rattled sky-scraper windows for two blocks! Whoopsi! Flynn, turn down the psi on that flame-thrower! Draka also tooled around town and enchanted children across the city as she participated in Main Street Drag visits to local schools. Channel 2 aired a special one-hour show on the parade, and Lisa & Draka were featured on the cover of the Entertainment Guide, May 6th edition, in the Houston Chronicle. Loads of pictures can be viewed at:, Draka Does Houston and Orange Show Articles & Photos
Thank you Houston! Oranges! and the Art Car Museum!

What's Next...
Draka on Discovery Channel
Keep your eyes peeled for the story of Draka’s journey to Texas! Due to air on a Monster Nation segment January 20, 2005. Check back here or at for exact schedule time and dates. Should be good!

DrakaCrusade '05
Itinerary (pending funds)

Everyones Art Car Parade
May 14, 2005

Downtown, 1:00 p.m.
Houston, TX

Burnin'Bush July 1-5, 2005
3rd Annual Fire & Metal Arts Festival
South of Black Rock Desert, NV

Burning Man August 2005
[home sweet home for Draka ~ Black Rock Desert]
Black Rock City, Nevada

In order to make these giant steps for Dragon-kind we need your help!
We are now accepting donations of any kind. Draka will be in need of cash donations for gasoline, trucking expenses, insurance, and new tires. The Dragon Crusade Crew will be in need of food, water and possibly housing along the way. All Donations are tax deductible!

To donate with a credit card, please click the Paypal button below.

For Check or Money Order Donations, please contact us at or write us! Address at bottom of this page.
Thank you for supporting Draka Arts!

Draka Arts presents
3rd Annual BURNIN'BUSH!

July 1-5, 2005

South of Black Rock Desert, NV. A camping experience where BRIGIT, Goddess of the Hearthfire and Blacksmithing, is honored as we practice the fine arts of Fire, Blacksmithing, and Welding. Artists, artisans, crafts people & fire performers ~ please bring the tools and product of your trade! All are invited to sell or trade their wares while demonstrating their talents so others may learn. We plan on having a forge and kiln on site for blacksmithing, ceramics and glass blowing. Art Cars and Wind Sailors are encouraged to attend ~ there's plenty of pristine, crackling clean playa for your pleasure!

For more information or to take a glimpse at the last two years of Burnin'Bush on Adobe Flats Playa, go to

If you wish to join the Bush team and help prepare for our 3rd Annual, please contact us at We're looking for blacksmith, welding, and ceramics instructors, as well as drivers with trucks. Thank You!

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   PO Box 112
   340 Main Street
   Gerlach, NV 89412
   Phone: 775.557.2526

   San Francisco Office: 415.282.1841

Draka Arts Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Copyright 2003-5




PO Box 112 Gerlach, NV 89412  
Phone: 775.557.2526 | SF Office: 415.282.1841  

Copyright 2003-5