Church of the Friendly Ghost (COTFG) is a volunteer-run arts organization supporting creative expression and counter-culture community. Established in the fall of 2003, we have presented over one thousand events to date including concerts, art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and other adventurous cultural activities.

Our core members are:
George Pasterk, Creative Director
Henna Chou, Managing Director
Melissa Seely, Assistant Managing Director
Laura Brackney, Administrative Assistant

Our yearly festivalNew Media Art and Sound Summit generally occurs between June and July each year. 
2018 date and location TBA.

“Whether life is hard, people are crude, or crass materialism seems to overwhelm all other values, the purpose of music remains the same: to tell the truth and somehow imagine that people are capable of creating beauty.” -Lorenzo Thomas

Since 2007 COTFG has been operating under nonprofit, 501(c)(3) sponsorship of Salvage Vanguard Theater.

Donations are gratefully accepted via

If you would like to find out more about us or volunteer we can be reached via this contact form.  Click here to subscribe to the mailing list.