The 10th Annual Artumnal Gathering
The Prometheus Ball
Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
Saturday, November 19
Join Burning Man Project in celebrating the art, artists, and
communities of Black Rock City and around the world!
A trickster and god of forethought and generosity, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans as a gift so that they might thrive. Join us for an evening of joyful celebration, imagination and generosity as we host a grand ball to honor the creative fires that burn so brightly in our global community.
Dress creative formal with red or gold flourishes and bring something to gift others: a poem, a story, experience or simple token of your fiery gratitude and creative spirit. Look to the future with us as we unite around a global hearth of warmth and light and wonder.
This 10th Anniversary Artumnal Gathering will take place in a 1909 historic Scottish Rite Freemasons building in a magnificent Beaux-Arts ballroom and grand Lodge, fraught with ritual and mysteries. Ignite your flights of fancy with us!
Definition of Promethean: of, relating to, or resembling Prometheus, his experiences, or his art; especially daringly original, creative, or life-enhancing & it is only through the efforts of a Promethean pioneer that an art form advances.
Video by Lisa Fryklund and Audio by HÄANA - Brym Al Mar (DIMOND SAINTS Remix)
Indulge in a wondrous abundance of sights and sounds, while supporting Burning Man Project’s many inspiring Arts and Civic Engagement programs and initiatives. The 10th Annual Artumnal Gathering is sure to delight and enchant you with sumptuous fare, fanciful attire, spirited performing artists, exuberant music, an enticing auction, and an art gallery with a spectacular silent auction.
Come together to honor our community’s limitless imagination and support another year of ingenious, innovative, and remarkable works of art and community involvement. As a nonprofit organization, Burning Man Project serves the community through the annual event at Black Rock City and through global impact programs that inspire and facilitate public art, civic engagement, a global regional network, and many other manifestations of Burning Man culture around the world.
Burning Man Project invites supporters, patrons of the arts, and community members to don their most elaborate and expressive attire for the elegant and intimate sit-down dinner at the Artumnal Gathering. During the dinner, the Regency Ballroom will be transformed into an imaginative dining experience alive with music, roving performances, a delightfully hand-picked menu, Burning Man art and original décor. In addition, the dinner features a pre-dinner cocktail reception with a sneak preview of our astounding silent auction full of art and experiences, as well as a live auction and inspiring remarks by Marian Goodell. Following the dinner is the Main Event, a party filled with music and dancing in the Regency Ballroom and Lodge. Gather with us to build and celebrate our community. We look forward to seeing you there!
About Burning Man Project
Burning Man Project’s mission is to facilitate and extend the culture that has issued from the Black Rock City event into the larger world. Burning Man, as an organization, now encompasses many of the initiatives, organizations, and programs that have grown from its culture.
Burning Man Project’s original Black Rock City event in the Nevada desert began as a social experiment. Event participants are challenged to contribute the content of the city. The event puts forth parameters that encourage radical self-expression, acceptance and inclusion, generosity, civic and environmental responsibility, and collaboration. Large-scale, community-driven, unusual, wondrous, and experiential works of art and performances flourish under these guiding principles and, as a result, the community has evolved a new model of collaborative art-making. Event participants return home inspired to create art projects and civic initiatives in their hometowns around the world.