Playa Pop-Up: Balsa Man Tiny Art Making

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 11 am–5 pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 11:00am

Join us for an afternoon of building tiny art in conjunction with special exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. The Balsa Man Organization will set up space in Oak Street Plaza where guests can create miniature artworks from balsa wood and other materials. Creations can be taken home or added to a model of Burning Man. 

This event is free and open to the public. Admission to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man is $21 for adult admission. 


No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man is organized by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man is organized by the Nevada Museum of Art.

The museums especially thanks colleagues from the Burning Man Project, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, for their close collaboration and assistance throughout the preparation of this exhibit and tour.

Support for the Oakland presentation of this exhibition is provided by Frances Hellman and Warren Breslau and the Oakland Museum Women’s Board. Additional support is provided by Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman and Ruth & Roger Wu.

Lead support for the exhibition was provided by Intel and Bently Foundation. Support for the exhibition’s tour is provided by the C. F. Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment Fund.