Sunday, August 29th

Burn Week Art Map

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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.

The Pie Chute

3pm-6pm, 8/29-8/31 and 9/02-9/05

4167 38th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

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.

Interspecies Communication

12-8pm, 8/29 and 9/4-9/5

Westcrest Park, 9000 8th Ave SW

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

6506 27th Ave NW

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

Lost Highway

8am-11pm, 8/29-9/6

4167 38th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

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

977 20th Ave, Seattle, WA (cross street Union)

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.

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.

4416 S 164th St, Tukwila, WA 98188

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

24/7, 8/29-9/06

Call are answered on zoom at, or by phone at 1 (GOD)-BELL-001

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.

Moon Flowers


6601 Carleton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

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.

Shapes of Us

Weekends: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Weekdays: 5:00 PM – 11 PM, Labor Day: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

2436 South Irving Street, Seattle, WA 98144

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

Optical Course

Weekends: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM Weekdays: 5:00 PM – 11 PM Labor Day: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

2436 South Irving Street, Seattle, WA 98144

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

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