A Farmers Market at Burning Man

The More Carrot camp is bringing the Black Rock Farmers Market back for our fifth year providing nutritious, mostly locally-grown produce to the citizens of Black Rock City. We are all about maintaining the link between food production and consumption even in the middle of the Black Rock Desert, ensuring nutritious produce is available for […]

Burning Man’s 2014 Art Theme: Caravansary

For countless centuries, travelers along the Silk Route crossed paths in caravansaries, a network of oases and sanctuaries that dotted the 4,000-mile road from Europe to East Asia. These bustling caravan stops offered more than just shelter from the desert wilderness; they were vital centers of cultural exchange, bringing together traders, pilgrims, monks, nomads, traveling […]

Awe-inspiring art from Burning Man at S.F. Exploratorium: Monkey Zoetrope (video)

Editor’s note: We saw this exhibit this weekend when we visited the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The Exploratorium, in collaboration with the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF), will bring Homouroboros, large-scale interactive zoetrope by San Francisco artist Peter Hudson, to the public plaza at Pier 15 for a limited engagement. At 24 feet tall, the […]

Artwork at Burning Man, North America’s largest art festival

Burning Man is the largest outdoor art festival in North America. “The playa is a tabula rasa, a blank canvas upon which many a fantastic vision has been realized,” according to Burning Man’s website. “Submarines, gigantic ducks, swimmers, fire-breathing thistles, serpents, chandeliers, grandfather clocks and balsa wood temples have emerged from the playa.” (Correspondent and […]

Baristas brew coffee 24/7 at Burning Man

BURNING MAN – At Center Camp Coffee Shop, coffee is brewed and delivered by volunteer baristas all night long. Baristas must have prior experience and be able to make espressos, lattes and cappuccinos “in all their many variations on a standard machine.” Runners keep things running smooth behind the counter, filling ice coolers (yes, getting […]

Iconic Bruno’s cafe at Burning Man for sale after 60 years

GERLACH, NEV. – For visitors who know Gerlach, the last outpost and main staging ground at Burning Man, Bruno’s Country Club is an icon and a beacon in the desert. It consists of a casino, restaurant, bar, motel and RV park. “Best food for miles around,” writes our correspondent Michael Anderson. “Also the only food. […]

Burning Man festival brings $35 million to regional economy

“Northern Nevada should expect to rake in about $35 million from Burning Man this year, festival officials said,” the Reno Gazette-Journal is reporting. “The weeklong arts and free-expression festival is expected to draw at least 68,000 people to the middle of the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach. The participants, known as Burners, come from across […]

Burning Man sanctioned event coming to Nevada City in March

Editor’s note: The foothills increasingly are becoming a popular destination for Burning Man devotees — well before the “main event” in the Nevada desert. Here’s an example, a Burning Man sanctioned event coming to Nevada City this spring: “BURNAL EQUINOX NEVADA CITY – NEVADA CITY, CA – MAR 3-4 Burnal Equinox Nevada City Saturday, March […]