Come out to a Gateway Ranch, outside Flagstaff AZ and join us for 4 days {October 10-13} of large scale art, music, performance art, and interactive participation. The AZBurners are an interactive group of artists, performers, musicians and participants of the Burning Man event that takes place in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Come DECOMPRESS - Share your Playa experiences - Foster new & old friendships.

** Ticket Sales are Now CLOSED **

Arizona Decompression is an event created by the AZBurners Community to bring the culture of Burning Man and Black Rock City to our region. We expect each attendee to participate in the event in some way. Participation and creative interaction is a core value of our culture. Create, participate, no spectators! Respect for alternative lifestyles and cultures is required.
  The THEME for Decompression 2013 is....JUXTAPOSE

"It is often said that without darkness, the concept of light is meaningless. Without silence, the notion of music is nonsense. Without sorrow, there can be no joy. Our experiences are not meaningful in their own right, it is the existence of an opposite experience which makes them meaningful. The height of your experience as part of a community is directly proportional to the depth of isolation you have once felt.

The magic of these contrasts lies in that there is no morality to them. There is no objective reason to believe that light is "better" than darkness, or community "better" than solitude. Take this chance to explore yourself, your experiences, and your community. Do not be scared of what you may find - embrace it. Love it. And then, juxtapose it."

Arizona Decompression 2013 is an opportunity to express your visions for our future. We invite you to pARTicipate.  In support of artistic expression we have set up an AZBurner Art Fund. For more information, please visit our Art Grant Request Form.



Art Project  / Flame Effect Registration -

** Register Your Art Project (Non Art Grant) ** Now CLOSED
  ** Register ALL Flame Effects  **  Now CLOSED  


Create & Participate, No Spectators!

There is no water or power on this property. We will have Porta-Potties available for your use. You must bring everything you need to survive for four days in a hostile desert environment, then pack it all out with you when it is over. There is no garbage collection or receptacles, you must haul it out and dispose of it properly. Create, participate, pack it in-pack it out, leave no trace!

Join our Yahoo Group start a conversation, join in on the conversation, get the excitement going!!!

What to Bring to Decompression?

- Arizona Decompression practices a gift economy
- No vending, advertising or commercial activity allowed
- The offering of any items or services for sale is prohibited!

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