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IGNiGHT: The Burning Man Experience in Arizona

March 18, 2023 | Alwun House | Phoenix, Arizona

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Are you Burning Man curious? Experience Burner culture … without the long drive and all that dust. Join us 12 noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday March 18 at Alwun House in downtown Phoenix for music, art, and more.

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Kicking off a month-long exhibition of art by Arizona burners, IGNiGHT is an all-ages interactive art experience and celebration of the 11 Principles of AZ Burners. Learn about this unique culture through:

  • Dance to local live DJs
  • Oversized mutant art cars
  • Interact with unique art pieces – or bring your own
  • Express yourself in your most radical outfit
  • And much much more!

If you’ve ever wondered what Burning Man is all about, join us on March 18 and get a little closer to the flame.

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This is an all-ages event open to anyone interested in the art and culture of Burning Man. Please recognize the 11 Principles of AZ Burners while pARTicipating. Explore the 11 Principles!

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IGNiGHT Through the Years.

IGNiGHT and the Art of Burning Man.

“IGNiGHT is unlike anything else,” says founder Kristin Wesley. “In 2019, we created a gallery opening spectacle. Since then, we’ve taken pARTicipants on an immersive safari of interactive art experiences, both virtually and physically, celebrating the 11 Principles of AZ Burners and showcasing the amazing work of Arizona’s burner 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. 

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 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.”

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