Burning Man is the largest act of ephemeral collective creativity man has ever known. - Brian Doherty
Burning Man is more about creating a platform than about curating an experience. - Kim Cook
Burning Man is self-expression elevated to a civic duty - Larry Harvey
People out here build whole worlds out of nothing, through cooperating. - Larry Harvey
Black Rock gives us all a chance to heal, to become ourselves. - Larry Harvey
Culture is a living breathing organism, that needs to be stimulated, disturbed and set on fire. -Crimson Rose
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.

Latest News

Black Rock City Main Sale Postponed

Greetings, friends. Last week we shared this official coronavirus update and this related post from our CEO, Marian Goodell. This week, we’re continuing to gather critical information, reach out to our government partners, and seek guidance from experts. As you all know, there’s a tremendous amount of uncertainty right now. Given that reality, we believe […]

Burning Man Project Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Since our initial statement about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the situation has been evolving daily. We have been watching, reading and listening as new information and details emerge. Like all of you, we have been striving to understand what this outbreak means for our communities and our families. We are also thinking deeply about the impact […]

Ties That Bind, Ties That Burn: Burning Man in the Age of Coronavirus

Like you, we’ve been watching with alarm and growing dread as the coronavirus has spread around the globe. And this week, it hit home hard for all of us at our San Francisco office, as residents of California were ordered to shelter in place for at least three weeks. It might not surprise you though […]

Burning Man Culture in a Time of Plague

I haven’t seen them in over two weeks, but I now have a close friend who has been tested for COVID-19.   The other day a good friend, a different friend, came to visit me at night, traveling to my apartment across a city shutting itself down in the hope that a plague will pass over […]