Burn Week Art Map
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- Moon Flowers
- Illuminated Pathways Mural
- Web of Dreams
- The Tortal and Diskaba
- The Golden Hours Project
- Killarney’s / Pie Chute / Lost Highway
- It’s Not Yard Trash, It’s Art
- Interspecies Communication
- Burn Your Man / Critical Costume Closet / Playa Playground
- Optical Course & Shapes of Us
- Photobooth and Snow Cones!
- Flow and Juggle Jam
- Ritual for Renewal: Rise from the Ashes
Killarney’s Full Service Parisian Café
One of the largest stops on lost Route 38 has reappeared – Killarney’s Full Service Parisian Café, Taxidermy and Truck stop. Come in every morning for a self-serve cup of your traditional, greasy spoon diner coffee. It’s self-serve, so our salty wait staff has nothing better to do than check your vaccine cards and make sure you wear a mask when not seated. We care about your caffeination and your safety, too!
Photography allowed? Yes, with permission of any participants who will be in the photos.
COVID-19 Precautions: Vaccines are required to enter the café space. Social distancing has been accounted for in table placement. Masks are required whenever patrons are not seated at their own table, and staff will have a mask full time plus spares on hand.
The Pie Chute
3pm-6pm, 8/29-8/31 and 9/02-9/05
It’s the Pie Chute! Returning again from the space-time vortex to deliver flaky, crusty pastries at (relatively) high speed! Open from 3-6pm daily (except Wednesday!) serving homemade handpies, with locally sourced fillings both sweet and savory. Gluten Free jam-dot cookies and vegan pies are provided as options for those who can’t indulge in our all-butter crust. Vaccinated? On days it is open, you are welcome to enjoy your pie in our backyard café space! (Bring your ID and proof of vaccination.)
Photography allowed? Yes, please ask volunteers or other participant’s permission before including humans in your photographs.
COVID-19 Precautions: Outdoors/masks required. The line will be socially distanced with 6′ markers between each group. There is hand sanitizer next to the Pie Hole, and participants should clean their hands before collecting their pastry. Vaccines are required to enjoy your pie in the café.
Flow and Juggle Jam
1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 By the Amphitheater
Come play and learn in the park! We are having a spin and juggle jam in the park with some awesome local juggle talent! Wanna learn how to juggle and flow? Then come on down! Bring props if you have them, if not we will have extras for people that want to participate.
Photography allowed? Yes, just make sure to ask the person first.
COVID-19 Precautions: Please wear masks and remain 6’ apart if possible.
Photobooth and Snow Cones!
Sun 8/29 from 11am-1pm, Thurs 9/2 from 5-7pm, Sat 9/4 from 5-7pm
342 17th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 – Orange house at 17th and Jefferson
Get your photo taken in our outdoor photo booth! Dress up in your Burner finest (or don’t), bring a friend or come solo, and get your souvenir photo with playa backdrop printed on the spot. After your photo, enjoy a snow cone before heading onward to your next Art Compass destination.
Photography allowed? Yes
COVID-19 Precautions: Event will be outdoors. Six foot increments will be marked on sidewalk for lines. Masks are encouraged while in line for photos and required for receiving a snow cone. Participants will use the provided hand sanitizer before photo booth and snow cones. Host/snow cone server will be masked and completed food handler’s permit. If you are experiencing Covid symptoms, please stay home.
Come play PUTTQUET! at the Burien trash fence!
A hybrid of crazy golf and croquet, try your hand navigating the obstacles and traps of this quirky and colorful 100 ft long course.
Created by the Honoraria artists who brought you Odd Jelly Out, uckiood (Missy Douglas & Kim Rask) with Marc Swenson.
Photography allowed? Yes. Please tag @uckiood when uploading to all social media platforms.
COVID safety measures: Outdoors/signage at the entrance of the course will ask participants to socially distance and wear masks if unvaccinated. Hand sanitizer will be available for cleaning mallets and balls.
Shapes of Us
Weekends: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Weekdays: 5:00 PM – 11 PM, Labor Day: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Children of the Abyss presents its latest art collaboration, “Shapes of Us”! This interactive art project was designed and led by a life-long, 10-year-old burner, Crystal Panda, and adult-burner, Mongoose. Shapes of Us encourages all to come paint, color, and draw to create awesomely fun characters using the outline of a pre-drawn form. Here are some guidelines to help everyone interact with this art together:
– Have fun and a “yes, and” attitude
– Engage your creativity
– Be radically inclusive with your art
– Remember that this art is for all ages, please be considerate
– Draw more than a few parts per drawing
– Take up all the space with one part
– Deliberately try to ruin any drawings
– Take a finished drawing or art materials away from space
– Take pictures of drawings
– Bring your own art supplies to share, e.g., stickers, markers, crayons
Logistics, Accessibility, & Expectations
– Parking – Street parking on both sides
– Entrance – Please enter via the front gate, entrance will be marked
– Accessibility – Need to go up 8 steps to enter yard
– Noise Level – We live in a neighborhood with young kids, please keep voices down after 10 pm
– Other Art – Space is shared with a laser obstacle course, “Optical Course”. Please check them out cuz they’re cool!
Photography allowed? Yes, we allow photography
COVID-19 Precautions – Please follow guidelines, including wearing masks and physical distancing
Weekends: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM Weekdays: 5:00 PM – 11 PM Labor Day: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Run! Jump! Duck! Welcome to Optical Course, the greatest, and most difficult, laser obstacle course you’ve ever seen. Brought to you by Jalove, a thirteen-year-old life-long burner, and Nacho Bracken, her father. This narrow, 3.3-foot-wide, 32-foot-long pathway is packed with lasers… break even one beam, and you will face excruciating pain as you’ve never felt before… Just kidding. At least two modes of play: Cowardly (a.k.a. Easy) and Doomed (a.k.a. Hard). You MIGHT survive Cowardly mode but your victory will be tainted by your unwillingness to play the REAL way. The real way is, well, to put it in a word, impossible. The Star of Death, climax of Optical Course, will surely fell you. But good luck. This is Optical Course, and you are doomed to fail.
Logistics, Accessibility, & Expectations
• Disclaimer – This course will be easier for smaller and more able-bodied individuals. Win, lose or draw, we love you anyway.
• Parking – Street parking available on one or both sides for all open hours
• Entrance – Please enter via the front gate, entrance will be marked
• Accessibility – Need to go up 8 steps to enter yard
• Noise Level – We live in a neighborhood with young kids, please keep voices down after 10 pm
• COVID Precautions – Please follow guidelines, including wearing masks
• Other Art – Space is shared with Shapes of Us, an interactive art installation. Check them out. They’re cool.
Photography allowed? Yes
COVID safety measures: Outdoors/masks required/sanitize if possible
Ritual for Renewal: Rise from the Ashes
Aug 29 2-7pm; Aug 31 6-7pm; Sept 3 6-7 pm; Sept 4 10 am-7 pm; Sept 5 10 am -7 pm
WestCrest Park, Seattle
Birds create a nest out of the blowdown of storms – they use what is broken to create space for something new to come into being. Engage with a 4-ft wide “fiery” charred nest filled with ashes, to acknowledge the raging fires, in the forests, and in our hearts. The loss can be overwhelming, but this piece offers you a moment to be with the grief in community. To help you move beyond what is broken, the nest creates space for something new to emerge. You are invited to explore this Question: What is it within me/ within us, that can rise like the Phoenix out of the ashes? As you write the answer on a piece of colored paper, you are reminded that by each of us rising to the occasion and offering our gifts, we can journey together toward wholeness.
Photography allowed? Yes
COVID saftey measures: I will be masked. I will provide hand sanitizer. One person at a time at the nest and the extra space is for people to be distanced while writing their intention/vision. I can wipe the pens and clipboard down after each use.
Playa Playground by BROTHel camp
Thurs 8:30pm-11:30pm and Fri-Sun 8:30pm-12:30am
12906 10th Ave S, Burien, WA 98168 (Located on a corner lot, surrounded by a large hedge. The main entrance is through a gate in the hedge. Please park along hedge; do not block driveways. Parking is limited, consider biking or ride-share, if you can!)
Large yard set up as your mini night-time home-away-from-home!
-Meet new and old friends by the Janky Bucket – some picnic blankets and seating (with 6 ft distance between) will be provided for your pod, but feel free to bring your own blanket!
-Live painting by artist Miguel Eduardo of SomaArt
-3D LED infinity-mirrored shapes – designed and created by Jered Danielson
-Burn Your Man by Joe Mellin
-crossXwalk by Sabina Look, Greg Look, Ian Wesley-Smith, and Colin
-Live DJ (some nights)
-Tea lounge generously provided by Trish
-Climb our LED-rigged platform
-Bring items to be stenciled with the man )'( , at our self-directed spray paint station
While a big part of Burning Man is the location, we believe that an even bigger part is the people. Last year, we had amazing spin artists, tarot readers, and just great people drift in to add their own vibe, just like in the desert. Bring what you love and share it with us! ❤
Photography allowed? Yes, please credit all artists and camps
COVID-19 Precautions: Please follow guidelines, including wearing masks and physical distancing. We will provide sanitizer and signage for safety, but ULTIMATELY you are taking responsibility for yourself.
Critical Costume Closet
Thurs 8:30pm-11:30pm and Fri-Sun 8:30pm-12:30pm
Hosted at Playa Playground – 12906 10th Ave S, Burien, WA 98168
The Critical Costume Closet is baaaack! Come find your next burner outfit, bring a costume to gift or just enjoy sifting through the racks. All costumes are gifted – in return, keep the closet tidy.
Photography allowed? Yes
COVID-19 Precautions: Please follow guidelines, including wearing masks and physical distancing
12-8pm, 8/29 and 9/4-9/5
An interactive kinetic-musical-sculpture of metal birds and fish, and was inspired by the idea of spontaneous group behavior. From the unprompted assembly of molecules that led to life, to the behavior of social communities, the ability for an individual to react to change through the influence of those around it contributes to a spontaneous behavior of a larger group without a single leader.
A signature, hybrid performance of music and dance on kinetic musical sculptures. Interspecies Communication, designed and fabricated by Lelavision co-founder and co-director, Ela Lamblin. Festival attendees will be able to animate the sculpture by “flapping the bird” from 12pm to 8pm each weekend of the event.
*Following the opening night performances/presentations which culminates in a community procession (Fri, Aug 27, 6-8pm) with Duwamish Tribe members, attendees are invited to interact with the sculpture. On Friday, Sept 3 from 6-8pm there will be a drumming circle with artist, Sumayya Diop. Bring your own percussion or borrow. Following the drumming, attendees are invited to animate the sculpture.
Photography allowed? Yes. Please credit CreatedCommons
COVID-19 Precautions: Follow all local guidelines listed on FB and the Art Compass website. Asking attendees to Mask Up and spread out.
It’s Not Yard Trash, It’s Art
10a-11:30pm, 8/29-9/06. Lights will only be on when it starts to get dark
Yard full of fun, kitschy stuff and lights
Photography allowed? Yes, with credit.
COVID-19 Precautions: I am not offering human interaction so it will be up to visitors to be safe around each other. It is outside only so that should also make it more safe
A stretch of Route 38 disappeared in summer of 1959. Now, pieces of it have reappeared, stuffed into a private lot in Mt. Baker – but is something strange about them? Come see these (mostly) classic signs day or night, and check out the event listing for events being held at Lost Highway, which include a Café, The Pie Chute, Ice Cream and a Car Wash!
Photography allowed? Yes, with Credit
COVID-19 Precautions: Please follow guidelines, including wearing masks and physical distancing. Visitors are asked to wear their mask if they are within 6′ of others. These signs can be seen from the street without leaving your car or getting off your bike, and are not interactive. Individual events have various requirements, see event listings.
The Golden Hours Project
8/29-9/6 6AM – 11PM
The Golden Hours Project is a space of self expression, in memory of the people & things lost during this pandemic. We invite you to write on a leaf those things that you miss or names people you have lost. Read what others have written, approach the space from different sides & slowly move through it. See the leaves rustle in the wind, day and night. We offer a place to have loss be seen & shared, plus offer love & hope through that expression. This art has changed recently. Come see the new aspects! Created by our community. Designed & hosted by Jeny & Brian Bird.
Radical Inclusion in the time of pandemic – Please help our entire community feel welcome in this space. Including those under 12. Outdoors, with plenty of space for movement, be mindful of others. Please wear a mask when you engage with the project. Follow all guidelines from Art Compass NW.
Photography allowed? Yes! Please share your photos. Tags include #GoldenHoursProject #TheGoldenHoursProject #communityart #artcompassnw
COVID-19 Precautions: The piece is outdoors, made to walk through & around, with ample space for distancing. Signs to wear a mask & follow all guidelines from Art Compass NW. Hand sanitizer by the markers on the writing desk. Some masks provided.
The Tortal & The Diskaba
24/7, 9/03-9/06. Best viewed at night, but will remain up during the day.
We have two pieces:
The Tortal is a psychedelic, geometric portal installation piece waiting to transport you into alternate dimensions. Created in collaboration with Clementine Dillon, Lindsay Letharia, Nathan Rohrbach, and Drew Scharmack.
The Diskaba is a large discofied merkaba, casting slithering light slugs upon its surroundings. Created in collaboration with Lindsay Letharia, Nathan Rohrbach, and Drew Scharmack.
Photography allowed? Yes! No restrictions aside from not touching the art.
COVID safety measures: Outdoors/We will put up a sign that encourages visitors to maintain 6 feet of distance and wear masks. We can also put out hand sanitizer, though no one should be touching anything.
Web of Dreams
24/7, 8/29-9/6. Available for climbing 24 hours a day. Please observe quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Web of Dreams is a hand crocheted rope playground. Come climb with us!
Photography allowed? Yes
COVID safety measures: Outdoors/Please wear masks and sanitize or wash hands prior to climbing in. One family group/COVID bubble at a time should be interacting with it. Rope will be periodically sanitized.
Talk to God phone
At the Burn almost every year for the last two decades there has been a symbol, a waypoint, an opportunity: to speak with God. There have been laughs, tears, concern and a most unique human interaction…
…in a phone booth.
Illuminated Pathways Mural
Mural is open to visitors all day but is best seen at night when lit with black light. Temple Burn celebration on Sunday 9/5 from 5pm – 11pm.
Mural is 2 houses north of S Trenton on MLK. Sunday Temple Burn in backyard at 8645 44th AVE S Seattle WA 98118. Look for signs with the Man on them.
Illuminated Pathways is a permanent mural in the Rainier Beach Community by local artist Roman Leal. Mural is accessible anytime but is illuminated in black light on special nights and all of Burn week. Join us Sunday 9/5 to celebrate the Temple Burn with chill music and a fire pit in the backyard of the property. Come relax and meet some new and old friends. There is space to social distance and safety gear such as hand sanitizer will be available.
Photography allowed? Yes, Please credit the artist Roman Leal if posted on social media.
COVID-19 Precautions: Please follow guidelines, including wearing masks and physical distancing.
7 foot tall flowers with silver stems and white orb buds that glow at night.
Photography allowed? Yes
COVID safety measures: The art is in a private garden behind a fence with a secure gate, visible from the street.