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

Putting the “City” in Black Rock City at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

When I left my gig in politics in 2011, I never would have guessed I’d be speaking at the U.S. Conference of Mayors seven years later. I definitely didn’t imagine I’d be there on behalf of Burning Man. Life is full of surprises. At the gathering’s annual breakfast honoring leadership in the arts on January […]

My, How You’ve Grown: The Burning Man Effect in Nevada

During the past 25 years, Burning Man has had a profound cultural and economic impact on Reno and the surrounding area. Burning Man culture, and Burners themselves, were not embraced by Northern Nevada in the early years, with dusty travelers, unusual rigs, and strange outfits typically unwelcomed by businesses and locals. That has changed! Burner-inspired […]

How to Practice Being Human: An Interview With Dr. Sherry Turkle

Our problem isn’t that Artificial Intelligence is getting better at being human, it’s that human beings are getting worse at it. That’s one of the conclusions that MIT psychologist Dr. Sherry Turkle, who has been studying the psychological impact of technology on its users since the dawn of the internet. One of the foremost researchers […]

How Can We Put Burning Man Culture in a Museum?

This is the second post in a series about “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man,” the upcoming exhibition at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. * * * I am so excited that Burning Man is going to be at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery for an exhibition of […]