Art and Performance

The people who make up Black Rock City are not simply “attendees,” but rather active participants in every sense of the word: they create the city, the interaction, the art, the performance and ultimately the experience that is Burning Man. Your participation is a gift given to the larger community for everyone’s benefit.

Participation is at the very core of Burning Man — it’s one of our Ten Principles — and the only limits (other than basic public safety) are the bounds of your imagination.

The playa is a tabula rasa, a blank canvas upon which many a fantastic vision has been realized. All participants are welcome to create — or be — art at Burning Man.