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.

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Participate in Radical Ritual

The Temple of the Golden Spike   “Consider the Golden Spike. Each year, the re-creation of Black Rock City from the empty desert is celebrated by driving a gold-painted length of steel into the playa at the spot where the Burning Man will stand, and from which point the entire city is surveyed.” — Stuart […]

City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man

By Nevada Museum of Art City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man, the recently-opened exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, explores the story of how the legendary Nevada gathering evolved through collaborative ritual from humble countercultural roots on San Francisco’s Baker Beach into the world-famous desert convergence it is today. Borrowing […]

#WeekofMaking: Dorothy Jones-Davis on the Future You Can Make

You are now entering National Week of Making! The United States now has a whole week-long celebration of people who take it upon themselves to make the world they want to live in (hint: that’s us). If it wasn’t already on your calendar, hopefully it will be from now on. It’s pretty well timed to rally […]