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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Burning Man and BLM Begin 10-Year Environmental Impact Statement

Burning Man is seeking a new 10-year permit from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to continue holding the event in the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area of Northern Nevada, our location for the past 27 years. The playa is our home, and we want to ensure our ability […]

Sonic Runway Warps to San José for Playa to Paseo, Opens November 3

It’s time for Phase 3 in the evolution of Sonic Runway. Surely you rode your bike through this thing on playa at least 11 times in 2016. After that, Rob Jensen and Warren Trezevant got a whole new version of Sonic Runway fabricated and installed in Chengdu, China. Now it’s coming to downtown San José, California as part […]

Weird Is Normal: The Art of Burning Man at Virginia’s Hermitage Museum

Jen Duncan, Executive Director of the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, came into a staff meeting one day and plunked an oversized book of Burning Man art onto the conference room table with an idea for their next big exhibition. Fast forward through months of hard work with her dedicated staff, and the idea has definitely […]