Larry Harvey to Speak In Seattle

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Larry Harvey to Speak In Seattle

Post by mattconlon » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:44 pm

Here is a Copy of the info from If you can't make it to the event, you can listen in on the website for free this Sunday at 7pm PST.

Burning Man Founder & Director Larry Harvey to Speak in Seattle
Larry Harvey, founder and executive director of the Burning Man project, will present a lecture on Sunday, April 25 2004 at 8:00 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC). In this, his first address to a Seattle audience, Harvey will discuss Burning Man, the artwork inspired by and presented at the event, and the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF), a nonprofit organization founded by several of the Burning Man organizers and others with the purpose of promoting interactive artwork. Prior to the lecture, the public is invited to attend Burning Man 101, an informal workshop for people who are interested in learning more about various aspects of the event that draws over 30,000 participants to the Nevada desert each year.

"We are very excited to have Larry pay us a visit," said David Peterman, one of the Burning Man Regional Contacts for Seattle. "There is an extensive and diverse Burning Man community in the Seattle region, and for many people this will be the first opportunity for them to hear directly from the man who inadvertently started all of this 18 years ago. We are also using this as an opportunity to connect with people who are thinking about making their first trip to the event and present them with some valuable information through the Burning Man 101 program."

Tickets for the April 25 lecture will be $5, available at the CHAC beginning at 2:00 p.m. the day of the event. Burning Man 101 will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. at the Lower Level, beneath the CHAC, and is free. More information about both of these events can be found at

If you cant make it, but would still like to hear Larry Harvey speak, the speach will be broadcast on starting at about 7:00 PST.

The Capitol Hill Arts Center and the Lower Level are both located at 1621 12th Ave in Seattle. For thirteen years, the Black Rock Desert outside of Reno, Nevada, has been home to the increasingly popular and influential Burning Man event. The annual art event, which began on a beach in San Francisco in 1986, has grown to attract more than 30,000 participants annually, from every state of the Union and twenty-two countries worldwide. Based on corporate accounting and participant survey data, the organization estimates that it contributes $10 million annually to Washoe County, including real estate taxes, vehicle and equipment rental, and the money that its participants spend on groceries, supplies and lodging on the way to and from the event. The organization also contributed over $600,000 in 2003 to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for land use of the area where the event is held.

For more information about Burning Man and the Black Rock Arts Foundation, please visit:

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