|Happy New Year, friends!
To say 2019 was a year of massive change and growth would be a wild understatement. The LA community held our first regional burn on our own land, and we're so excited to see what the future will bring for BEquinox, Seraphim Ranch, and our greater Los Angeles Burning Man community. Thank you for your support and for being along for the ride. It's your hard work and participation that bring every burn to life.
We wish everyone a healthy and joyful new year. See you in 2020!
~Your Los Angeles Burning Man Regional Contacts~
Photo: Blissmas 2019 by Jim "Ice Wiz" Ottens
LA LEAGUE OF ARTS NEEDS NEW BOARD MEMBERS!
The Los Angeles League of Arts (LALA) is the non-profit entity that supports the local official Burning Man Events. LALA Board Members work together with Burning Man L.A. Regional Contacts in order to bring you events such as Decom, Blissmas, BEquinox, and more, and to support our local community in a variety of ways.
We are looking for two Board Members who are ready to be active participants in our local community and who are willing to help shape the direction and future of the Los Angeles Burning Man community.
***This is not a Burning Man Regional Contact Position. This is a LALA Board of Directors position.***
The LA League of Arts has opened nominations for 2 new Board Members. Board term is 3 years.
If you're interested in running for this position, please meet the following requirements:
- Be a member of the Los Angeles Burning Man community (if you're reading this you probably are a member)
- Be willing to attend monthly meetings (meetings are regularly held in Manhattan Beach the second Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions when the Board agrees to move a date)
- Be willing… super willing… to participate in LALA and local Burning Man Community events.
- Be nominated by a member of the LABM community or nominate yourself
- Be vetted as a candidate by the existing Board
- Get votes!
* * * Timeline of Important Dates * * *
Open January 2nd, 2020 through January 31, 2020\
Here is the link for nominations:
We will let candidates know whether or not they have been accepted and can speak at Town Hall meeting February 9, 2020.
Town Hall Meeting
All Nominees get 5 minutes to speak to the community.
Feb 9, 2020
Location – TBD, will be announced closer to the meeting.
*Remember, attending the Town Hall is a great way to connect with the community and hear from the board candidates in person. Please save the date!
Voting (online only)
Open February 12 through March 6, 2020
Link to be provided.
New Board Members will be announced to the community on March 11, 2019.
New Board Members will join the existing Board at the Tuesday, April 14, 2019 meeting.
Thank you for your willingness to serve the community!
BEQUINOX 2020 PLACED ART PROJECTS & THEME CAMPS
BEquinox 2020 is shaping up to host some incredible art projects and theme camps. Immense gratitude to all the artists, camp leads, crews, and volunteers who make all these beautiful, ridiculous, and fun projects happen.
Your BEquinox 2020 Theme Camps:
Airbrush Transformation Station
Art Car Bus Stop
Bad Idea Theater
Black Rock Explorers
Black Rock Yearbook
Camp Carnival Safe
Church of Cage
Cock 'N Candy
Da Dirty Hands
Down Low Club
Dr LeTaudrie's Freakshow
Flag Camp, aka - Camp H’Aloha
French 8th Black Rock Bakery
Hijinx Family Picnic
Kamp Poop Play!
Kangaroo Krew Akoustic Kanoodle
Mary's Immaculate Projection
Merry Mad Tea Party
S'mores N Amour
Sex, Ego & LOVE
The Boozy Braid
YUkulees YUkulele Camp
Zen As Fuck
Your BEquinox 2020 Art Projects:
Jellies in the Desert
Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beeholder
Wandering Drinking Fountain
The Electric Lazy
Nebulae of Infinite Distraction
Church of Brony
Weighted Companion Cube
Giant Lite Brite
The Ice Man Cometh
Provenance Bequinox 2020 Portrait
Altervision 3D Blacklight Experience
Mikey's Hug Deli
What Is A Woman If She Doesn't Say Maybe?
Bequinox Artistic Transportation System (BATS)
Hyphea- The Neural Anemone
Made Ya Look
Art in Motion
Black Rock Disc Golf Club
Heart of the Desert
This is a great time to get involved with a theme camp or art project! If you're looking for a way to participate, don't be afraid to reach out and offer your time and skills.
BEQUINOX 2020 GENERAL TICKET SALE
BEquinox tickets go on sale January 13 at 10am PST. They WILL sell out fast!
Some important details:
Other important dates:
- Tickets will be $140.00.
- Tickets for kids 13 and under are free.
- We will be doing physical tickets this year! Tickets will go in the mail February 15th, 2020.
- Please print out the Hold Harmless Agreement and bring with you.
A NEW WAY TO BURN: GLOBAL CONVENING IN RENO
From the Burning Man Journal:
Black Rock City and the growing global network of events around the world are powerful and inspirational, but we’ve come to believe that our community in all its forms will benefit from a different kind of context for diving into these questions and more. And you’re invited to participate.
Save the date, and join us for a global convening in the city of Reno, May 6–9, 2020. This event will bring together over 1,500 creators, connectors, and cultural ambassadors from the Burning Man community and beyond to ideate, learn, build networks, and support thriving year-round communities made stronger by their intelligent and conscious integration of Burning Man culture.
In the spirit of Radical Inclusion, we welcome everybody and anybody who seeks to explore the question of how we can, in very practical ways, bring the best of Burning Man culture into our projects, communities, and organizations.
This is a participatory event — a platform for learning and teaching, including over 100 talks, panels, and interactive sessions to generate enthusiasm, discussion and collaboration. You may choose to go deep around the things you hold most dear, or explore new topics while you meet interesting individuals with inspiring ideas from around the world.
Read more about the event and keep up to date with the latest announcements by reading the Burning Man Journal.
DOWNTOWN LOVELOCK, NV FIRE FUNDRAISER
In November a fire ripped through downtown Lovelock, Nevada. It burned several historic buildings, displaced residential tenants, and destroyed local businesses.
Lovelock is the County Seat for Pershing County, a tight-knit community of ranchers and miners. While rich in history and community, Lovelock could use some love itself to help support those who have lost their homes and livelihoods just at the out-set of winter (it’s a real winter out here in Northern Nevada), and just as the holiday season kicks off.
To donate and read more, go to
LA DECOMPRESSION 2020: SAVE THE DATE
After a series of struggles finding and keeping an appropriate and affordable venue for LA Decom, we're happy to announce that LA Decompression 2020 will take place at Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach.
Save the Date!
WHEN: October 10, 2020
WHERE: Shoreline Aquatic Park
200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
WHEN: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month (January 21)
Starts at 7pm
WHERE: Mandrake Bar
2692 S La Cienega
WHEN: Every last Saturday of the month (January 25)
Starts at 3pm
WHERE: The Other Door
10437 Burbank Blvd