Controlled Burn has four Nevada Compression events for you this summer!
LOVELOCK. June 20, 6-10 pm at Amherst Park. A community arts festival in conjunction with the concurrent Nevada State Firefighter’s Assoc. Conference and Training. Fire and alternative artists and organizations volunteer to produce a celebration of local arts and culture. Youth activities include bike decoration, safety, arts and skills playshops. Regional artists and organizations collaborate in displays and performances, including fire dance, tribal arts, local crafts, gunpowder painting, art cars and flame effect sculptures.
FERNLEY, June 28, 6-10 pm at the Rodeo Grounds at Out-of-Town Park. This event is in conjunction with the Fernley Multi-Cultural Festival. Activities include a kite show, arts and skills playshops. Regional artists and organizations collaborate in displays and performances, including fire dance, tribal arts, local crafts, gunfights, art cars and flame effect sculptures.
AUSTIN, July 12, 7-10 pm at Smith Creek Dry Lake. A fire arts celebration in conjunction with the International Landsailing World Championships. Displays and performances will include fire and fusion dance, art cars and flame effects.
RENO, July 26, 5-11 p.m. at Reno City Plaza. A celebration of the culture of Burning, with lots of music and dance, youth and alternative performance troupes, art installations, aerialists, street entertainers, playshops, vendors, art cars, costumed celebrants, fire arts and huge flame effects. This is the main event, now in its 7th year. Come and get a kabob and a beer, spread a blanket, and enjoy a very unusual evening downtown.
Collaborators, vendors and volunteers are still welcome to join in all these event. Contact Erika at 775-686-9608 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have so much fun during Artown in downtown Reno, and we love our collaborating artists and organizations, so we decided to share what we do in other Nevada communities, to help them use the successful template for the Reno Compression as a basis for their own annual community arts festivals. In this first year, our volunteers, supporters and collaborators help local activists create events, then we provide all the elements that can’t be drawn from the local community. We wish each community great success in continuing to celebrate the arts and culture of their citizenry in subsequent years. We will do our best to create family-friendly events so that they invite us back!