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San Francisco Bay Guardian: Burning Man launches nonprofit aimed at spreading its culture and art

By forming a new nonprofit organization and forging partnerships with political and business leaders, the heads of the company that stages Burning Man say they are hoping to secure and expand the long-term future of the event and the culture that it has spawned, particularly here in San Francisco. Read more

Mayor Ed Lee Gives a “Welcome Home” to the Nonprofit Burning Man Project

Where are we? SF Mayor Ed Lee is standing downwind from City Hall on a funky, dusty, Depression-era Front Porch art car on Market Street, welcoming a festive throng dressed in glow fur and leopard print to the place he jokingly calls “United Nations Playa.” Read more

Burning Man’s Big Plan To Reshape A Depressed San Francisco Neighborhood

Burning Man isn’t just about getting crazy on the Playa anymore. The organization is now taking on urban revitalization, aiming to fix up the area around its new HQ. Read more

Mayor Lee Celebrates Arrival of Burning Man Project & Welcomes SF Camerawork & PianoFight Theater to Central Market

San Francisco, CA – Mayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated The Burning Man Project’s launch in Central Market at a lively event in United Nations Plaza hosted by the new nonprofit organization. The theme, “Welcome Home,” is the greeting used at the entrance of the annual Burning Man event, and was chosen for this event to celebrate the organization’s new nonprofit orientation and its return to the center of Burning Man’s city of cultural origin, San Francisco. The organization will initially focus on its program of community-building and economic revitalization in Central Market District. Read more

Mayor Ed Lee links up with Burning Man

The minds behind Burning Man are melding with the minds behind City Hall as Mayor Ed Lee is helping the organizers of the annual gathering in the Nevada desert launch a new nonprofit today. Read more