burning man (21 articles)

burning man is an annual gathering that takes place at black rock city - a temporary community erected in the black rock desert in nevada. the event is described as an experiment in community and art that explores various forms of artistic self-expression. some of these creative endeavors include interactive sculpture, architecture, installation, performance, and art cars inspired by the yearly theme. first held in 1986 on baker beach in san francisco as a small function organized by larry harvey and a group of friends, it has since been held annually, spanning from the last sunday in august to the first monday in september.