More Burning Man in Vegas: Burning Man Project Partners with Las Vegas’ Downtown Project

September 28 – 2012 San Francisco, CA – The Burning Man Project and Downtown Project are partnering to bring vibrant, interactive art and culture to downtown Las Vegas. The two organizations share a common goal of stimulating civic engagement and economic development, and will be working together to bring large-scale installations and other forms of Burning Man-style art and events to downtown Las Vegas.

“We are excited about working with Downtown Project,” said Burning Man Project Founding Board Member Marian Goodell. “Las Vegas provides a rich landscape ripe with opportunities for civic participation and public gathering, and we look forward to engaging in this collaborative effort.”

The partnership will enhance First Friday in Las Vegas by providing more opportunities for participation and interaction, strengthening the event’s civic-minded emphasis, and developing ways to keep attendees connected. The partnership would also like to provide storage, or a museum space, for art cars in Las Vegas so that they can participate in the First Friday and other public art events. In order to facilitate this process, the Burning Man Project is hiring a liaison, or “cultural attaché” that will be based in Las Vegas to work closely with Downtown Project.

The Burning Man Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to catalyze creative culture around the world. Based in San Francisco, the Burning Man Project seeks to promote the culture and principles of Burning Man, and draws on the community of artists and participants of the annual Burning Man event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to facilitate this process.

Downtown Project was formed to help transform downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world by inspiring and empowering people to create a vibrant, connected urban core.

For inquiries, please contact:
• Mimi Pham, mimi@downtownproject.com
• Marian Goodell, downtownproject@burningmanproject.org

www.burningmanproject.org
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