If you gave yourself permission to be more creative and connected, what would your story be? -Marian Goodell
In the beginning it was all about temporary artwork. Now it’s about work that may have a life far beyond the playa. -Crimson Rose
The ultimate goal of Burning Man is to encourage the culture of creativity. -Marian Goodell
Communities are not produced by sentiment. They grow out of a shared struggle.  -Larry Harvey
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.  -Leonard Cohen
What is to give light must endure burning.  -Victor Frankl
Burning Man is a global community with citizens on six continents. You may already be a member!
Burning Man is the place to find out who you are, then take it a step further.
Burner (n): a citizen of the worldview that is Burning Man. May be encountered everywhere.
Burning Man is a laboratory. Not every experiment works, but we’ll never know if we don't try.
Life is short. Make something amazing. (Then burn it)
Burning Man is not a festival. It’s a catalyst for creative culture in the world.
Being a 'Burner' is more than going to an event. It's a way of being in the world.

Latest News

Santa Clara Creates Platform for Burner Art

By RealGirl Burners were front and center at the recent Santa Clara, California Sculpture Exhibition, when the city’s Cultural Commission awarded first and second prize to two playa artists. The Commission awarded first place and $500 to Chris Constantine for Pixo the Universe, and they awarded second place and $250 to Jeffrey Yip for Boundless […]

Amidst a Sea of Torches, Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference Passes the Flame

Leadership transition isn’t simply the passing of a singular torch from one generation to another; it’s many smaller torches passed from person to person as we all figure out how to fit into this jigsaw puzzle of a community. This thought returned to me again and again throughout our second Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference (MALC), which […]

Global Celebration and Day of Gratitude for Larry Harvey on June 21

On June 21, 2018, the solstice and anniversary of the first Burning Man in 1986, we invite you to connect, reflect and celebrate the life and gifts of our original instigator and firestarter, Larry Harvey. If you don’t know much about Larry, you can read some moving tributes here in the Journal, as well as […]

Black Rock City Census Releases 2017 Population Data

Black Rock City Census data collected during the 2017 Burn is now available online for everyone to enjoy. Perhaps you were one of thousands of Burners to fill out our random sampling form on playa (we randomly sample vehicles, buses, and planes entering the event to improve the accuracy of the data we collect). Perhaps […]