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IGNiGHT: The Burning Man Experience in Arizona

March 18, 19, 20, 2022 | Phoenix, Arizona

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An exhibition of Burning Man-inspired art begins with an all-ages
experience and virtual event March 18, 19, 20, 2022, at the Alwun House.

What: IGNiGHT! Art of Burning Man in Arizona Experience and Virtual Event 

Who: AZ Burners hosts visual and performance artists of Arizona’s Burning Man community


  • Friday, March 18th 6-11pm
  • Saturday, March 19th 6-11pm
  • Sunday, March 20th 6-9pm
  • The gallery exhibit will be available for viewing until April 16th Tuesday through Friday 12-6pm

Where: At Alwun House, 1204 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, Arizona 85006 and ONLINE (live feed on this page)

pARTicipate: $10 (children 12 and under free)

  • Show up and enjoy the experience! Tickets are Available now! You must have a ticket to get in
  • Donate! – The Gifting Boutique is looking for donations of gently used funky fashion and accessories as well as shwag from burns past. Contact jenna.leatherman (at) gmail to donate. You can also show up and drop off something as you pick up something.
  • Volunteer!! Visit the Volunteer Signup page .. and thank you!!
  • Bring Art!! The Call for Visual Art is open thru March 11th. This can be art for the gallery inside, some thing larger outside. We are curious to hear about whatever you would like to bring
  • Perform! Interact! The Call for Performance Art and Interactive Activities is open thru March 11th. This can be poetry, DJ, performance art, whatever you are thinking of.
  • Submit your Temple Messageswith Waterlove, Chris, and Erin
  • Get Framed at IGNiGHTwith Pam
  • Videos from IGNiGHT will be posted to this page during or after the event.

An art exhibition of works created by Arizona artists, IGNiGHT: Burning Man Art in Arizona is an interactive art experience and celebration of the 10 principles of Burning Man that invites the public to experience and learn more about how Burning Man’s mission shapes everyday experiences.

  • Attendees will have the opportunity to:
    • Explore an Immersive Art Experience
    • Large Scale Art
    • Listen to sweet grooves
    • LED talks
    • Learning Experiences
    • Interact with unique art pieces – or bring their own
    • Express themselves in their most radical outfits
    • And much, much more!

“IGNiGHT is unlike anything else,” says founder Kristin Wesley. “In 2019, we created a gallery opening spectacle. This year, we’re taking pARTicipants on an immersive safari of interactive art experiences, both virtually and physically, celebrating the 10 principles and showcasing the amazing work of Arizona Burning Man artists!”

Burning Man, the annual gathering of 70,000 “burners” in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada, has gained increasing acceptance in the broader arts community and mainstream culture. 

In 2018, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC., punctuated the trend with its No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibition

“Burning Man has been an incubator for new experiential art forms that inspire viewer engagement and interaction,” said Scottsdale’s Katherine Thatcher, an independent art appraiser and consultant formerly of the Smithsonian and Sotheby’s London. 

“The movement has escaped the Burning Man gathering into broader society. Today, you see more interactive art such as climbable sculptures, large-scale light exhibitions from Bruce Munro, and innovative art spaces like Meow Wolf.”

Arizona alone is home to more than 4,500 “Burners” who gather throughout the year to coordinate activities, volunteer opportunities, community outreach events and Arizona’s own version of the Burning Man event called “Saguaro Man”.

In the meantime, we invite you to visit our virtual gallery and enjoy amazing art by amazing AZ Burners.

ICYMI: Here’s Phoenix New Times’ coverage of the inaugural event.

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This event is open to Burners and non-Burners who are interested in the art and culture of Burning Man. Please recognize the 11 Principles while pARTicipating:

Radical Inclusion
Radical Self Reliance
Radical Self Expression
Communal Effort
Civic Responsibility
Leaving No Trace

Learn more about the 11 Principles.

See you soon in the dust )’(


IGNiGHT 2022 is an event created by the AZ Burners Regional Community to bring the culture of Burning Man and Black Rock City to life in Arizona. Participation and creative interaction is a core value of our culture. Create, participate, no spectators! Respect for alternative lifestyles and cultures is required.

There is no prerequisite to participation; everyone is welcome and deserves a safe environment. CONSENT IS MANDATORY in all interactions with your fellow Burners. All participants will be held to the highest standards of the AZBurners Code of Conduct and the 10 Principles of Burning Man.