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The Burning Man Project and related groups host a variety of community events that are as much a form of social ART-chitecture as they are events. Expect a wide range of gatherings organized to further a sense of community, artistic expression, education, and civic engagement.

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Gifting Workshop at HQ! TH Nov. 15 @6:30pm

The Burning Man Project presents
A Gifting Workshop in two parts

  • Thu 11/15, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
    • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
      Gift circle workshop led by Judith Katz
      15th Floor
    • 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
      Gift Crafting / Recycle Your Gift
      8th Floor
  • BMHQ: 995 Market St at 6th St, SF CA 94103

6:30PM – Intro to Gift Circles
Gift circles are a form of group relating and value-exchange. Underneath the value of material things transacted in traditional gift circles is the primal source code of all relatedness: the attention we give to one another.

This experiential workshop will offer participants a couple of structured formats in which to experiment with closing the gap between our inner and external worlds, and between ourselves and others. We will explore the connective technology inspired by gift circles, and informed by Nonviolent Communication; you will take away a toolkit to work more collaboratively with others.

The gift circle can only accommodate late-comers until 6:40pm so plan to arrive on time.

Afterwards, all participants are welcome to come to the 8th Floor to join the in-progress Crafting Workshop/ Part Two:

7:00 PM – Crafting using re-purposed materials to benefit Central Market social services!

  • It’s time to Recycle Your Life x 2  as all participants are encouraged to make two of our several projects – and gift one onward to one of the designated benefit groups in Central Market. We’ll be sewing, decorating, cutting, gluing and transforming pants, sweaters, scrap fabric and flotsam into tote and shoulder bags, pouches and hats for gifting. Bring old but clean sweaters & fleece for hats & scarves.
  • Participants are also welcome to contribute new or like-new gift items to the Recycle Your Gift table for needy families.

Please RSVP by 11/14 to
and please specify Part 1 Gift Circle (Part 1 attendees may stay for Part 2)
OR Part 2 Crafting only.
Space limited to 50 for the Gift Circle.

SF Arts Activation – 4 Events for San Francisco’s 2 Blocks of Art – Fri. 10.28 & and Fri. 10.19

Make Friends, Create Art, Build Community!

As part of our SF Arts Activation, The Burning Man Project presents Get Groovy + Gamelan X + City of Awesome Project + Dance to the Rhythm with Loyd Family Players as part of San Francisco’s  presents as part of Two Blocks of Art, two evenings featuring interactive art, music and community!

Dates: Friday, September 28th and October 19th
Time: 4 – 8 PM
Where: Corner of 6th Street and Market, San Francisco, CA  94103

Friday, September 28th

Re-Imagine Central Market!
Join ArtisMobilus and participate in the creation of a community mural that re-imagines the future of Central Market. This collaborative mural will be painted on the side of ArtisMobilus, a mobile art gallery founded and curated by Richard Felix. The mural will be displayed anywhere the bus turned art gallery travels. Your creativity and vision for Central Market will carry beyond the event and is an opportunity to express the physical elements you would like to see in the neighborhood.

Get Groovy!
Disco ARTrobics – 4:30 – 5:30 PM

What do you get when you combine aerobics, art and Disco? Let Mz. K! help you work it all out!

Gamelan X – 7:00-8:00 PM
Gamelan X is “The Bay Area’s own Funkadelic of ethnomusicology.” (Todd Lavoie, SF Guardian), is an Oakland based Balinese marching gamelan ensemble that presents a fusion of multi-cultural influences. Dedicated to performing contemporary compositions and arrangements this ensemble embodies the spirit of explorative creativity.

Friday, October 19th

City of Awesome Project
What Do YOU Do To Make Central Market More AWESOME?

ArtisMobilus  returns with artist Todd Berman and the City of Awesome Project to continue the creation of the community mural re-imagining Central Market. This time draw an image depicting what you will do (or are currently doing) to make Central Market more AWESOME! Your image or statement will be worked into the mural and displayed on ArtisMobilus. Bring family and friends or collaborate with those you’ve just met to create a unique image of your contribution to Central Market neighborhood or what you’d like to bring to it.

No experience is necessary to create the community mural and all supplies will be provided. Bring your imagination and unleash your inner awesomeness. Burning Man Project volunteers and local artists will help guide the process and you can share ideas with participating community groups and youth organizations.

Dance to the Rhythm!
Loyd Family Players

7:00 – 8:00 PM
The Loyds mix together a bevy of breaks and textures with great precision for a hot and furious dance party. They’ll whip Market Street into a dance frenzy utilizing everything from sultry R&B covers to tongue-in-cheek punk rock sing-alongs!
“…the fiercest female percussion section around.” – SF Guardian.

But wait! There’s more!
All of these events are part of  a month-long series of events designed to activate art and community in San Francisco’s Central Market District. Check these links for full programming:

2 Blocks of Art
24 Days of Art

Civic Involvement Series Brown Bag Lunch – Aug. 1 @12:30 pm

What: Lunch + 3 Awesome Speakers
Where: Burning Man HQ, 995 Market, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
When: August 1st, 12:30-1:30pm,
Patricia Zamora, Director, Tenderloin Boys & Girls Club
Robin Anderson, Dance Center Co-Director, Alonzo King Lines Ballet
Judy Young, Executive Director, Vietnamese Youth Development Center


Leaf Your Trace Craft Party – July 30 @7pm

WHAT: arts and crafts and fun and games
WHERE: Burning Man HQ 995 Market, 8th floor
WHEN: Monday July 30, 7 – 9 pm

Come to BMHQ and get crafty with the Project! We’re making thousands – yes THOUSANDS! – of leaves out of used file folders, tape, and coated steel to bring to our interactive installation on-Playa. If scissors, tape, and making are your cup of tea, please join us!

Subject line: July 30th

Great Scavenger Hunt – Sat. July 28

What: Burning Man Project Presents….THE GREAT SCAVENGER HUNT!
When: Saturday July 28, noon – 4 PM
Where: Hayes Green near “Futures Past” sculpture by Kate Raudenbush
Hayes Street and Octavia , San Francisco, CA