“Balsa Man” Tiny Art 1/16th Version of Burning Man | Oakland Museum of California
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Oakland Museum of California | 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607
Submitted by the Event Organizer
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.
How to Participate
It is the participants who bring their creativity in the form of tiny art that make Balsa Man the amazing event that it is.
The theme for Balsa Man 2020 is On Display! We encourage you to use this little theme to explore your art and creativity! Of course, we don’t want you to limit yourself. All tiny art that fits the 1/16th scale will be accepted — however art that fits the theme may get better placement.
Tiny Art Workshop at the Event.
The Balsa Man 2020 event will be like no other as we will have a full tiny art construction workshop at the event on Sunday with balsa wood, cardboard, tools, coloring supplies, and glue! You are of course welcome and encouraged to spend days, even weeks, ahead of time to make your art; however, you can also just show up at the event and make art there!
We encourage you to come early, build some tiny art, your own teeny tent, or a diminutive dome! The Dept of Tiny Works will then assist with placement in our 1/16th scale Balsa Man city! We look forward to seeing all of your creativity flood the tiny city with art over the course of the day!