Balsa Man 2009, A Tiny Version of Burning Man

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Balsa Man 2009, a tiny version of Burning Man complete with 3′ tall balsa sculpture, takes place this Saturday, September 5th in San Francisco (same night as the big burn in Black Rock City). Here’s more on how to participate and make sure to read the Balsa Man Survival Guide before you arrive.

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The theme for this year’s event is “Big Dreams Writ Small” and several Tiny Art Grants have been awarded through the Black Pebble Arts Foundation (BPAF).

Balsa Man 2009

photo by Colin Fahrion

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.