Alchemy is the fall burn put on by Flashpoint Artists initiative. This year the event will be held October 13–17. Alchemy is a place where artists and creative people of all types can come together and experience art and music, and get to know each other through participation in a temporary autonomous community that is free from the things that define ordinary society, such as the constructs of consumerism and the expectations of ‘societal norms.’ It is a burn event, focused on art, expression, and inclusion. The environment created is centered on the expression of the participants in whatever manner they see fit, as long as they abide local, state, and federal laws.
ALCHEMY 2016 IS SOLD OUT
The Effigy and Temple are a big part of your burn - and we definitely want you to help! If the Effigy or Temple has a special place in your heart, join us and help build and create so that others might experience the wonder that brings us back. We will need volunteers from the community to help build both structures. We will also need volunteers to help paint and ensure that we LNT at our build site. See more here.
At Burning Man in 2011, an experimental project was launched to allow regional burns to bring their effigies to the desert. This project was called the CORE Burn. It was exciting to be able to bring a piece of Alchemy to the Big Burn in the Desert.
This year, for the 10th year of Alchemy, the year of Decadence, we are happy to announce that our project has been approved and we will have our own CORE burn. We’ll be asking Theme Camps to submit and build smaller burnable art structures that will circle the effigy and will be burned with the effigy. See more here.
Sign up now for the Alchemist!