Flipside FLAME! All About Art!

Hey friends! We finally have a flame, and this one’s All About Art! And a lot of art there is! It’s a long one, but we are about the art, so be patient, grab a hot or cold beverage of choice, kick back, and have a read…

Help Build the Canvas! Work Weekend Dates

The first (of several!) Flipside work weekend is coming THIS WEEKEND! Work weekends are where we prepare the land for Flipside. This includes clearing beaches and paths, removing dead tree limbs, laying roads, etc. These run from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, and you are welcome to camp out overnight. Get in touch to volunteer.

  • Work Weekend 1: February 24th-26th
  • WW2: March 24th-26th
  • WW3: April 21st-23rd
  • WW4: May 12th-14th

Ignition Philter – Applications Open! Deadlines coming up quickly!

Ignition Philter’s 2023 season is officially open!  We gearing up and excited to help the artists make the art for this year’s Burning Flipside event Memorial Day weekend! Artist and Juror applications are NOW OPEN!

-Want money for art?  Fill out the application by March 5th! https://ignitionphilter.com/the-process/apply/
-Want to help decide which art gets funding?  Fill out the application by February 27th so that you can join us at the March 11th meeting.  https://ignitionphilter.com/the-process/be-a-juror/
Join us on in this Demolition Disco Derby of art!
Ignition Philter’s Spring Phundraiser will be April 22nd!  More info coming soon but put it on your calendar!  We’re looking for submissions for our silent auction, volunteers for the party, and want you to collect all those costumes you’re ready to pass on for our costume exchange! If you want to participate or have any additional questions feel free to email us at ignitionphilter@gmail.com

DaFT Build Days and more!

Spring is the best time of the year because the calendar has finally rolled back around to effigy build season! Have you ever wanted to be involved in a large-scale collaborative art project? DaFT (Design and Fabrication Team) is here for you and by you. No previous skills or building experience required- only the willingness to learn and work with others. DaFTing is an excellent way to pick up new skills and meet new people!

While this year’s mushroom design will involve the traditional hardware in lumber fabrication, there will also be opportunities for companion projects in the arts and crafts realm. We will be seeking to populate the effigy field with all sorts of natural forms to create a truly immersive experience for participants. Have a creature you want to bring to life? Great! Come on down and share your ideas!

Build days will be Sundays 10am-5pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-10pm. Come for as long as you like and leave whenever you need to at any point throughout the season. If you’d like more information and want to get connected, reach out to daft@burningflipside.com

Pyropolis Art Guild: Art Show at Lloyd Save The Date! April 1st

This year’s show honors all the proposed Burning Flipside event themes that never were. Art created can use any medium (understand you would be sharing your art at the warehouse). Need some inspiration? We’ll be sharing some fun past proposals from all previous year’s in a later post, but you can sign in and view last year’s proposed themes  here! More details coming soon on how to get involved!  If you are already inspired and ready to get to work, fill out the art show submission submission form!

Create Ticket and Sticker Art! Deadline April 17

Do you want to commemorate this year with a ticket made from a dull rectangle of black text on a white background?  How about a blank circle of emptiness as a sticker?  No?  Those don’t do enough justice to “Demolition Disco Derby”!?  Then we need your help, folks.  We need submissions for the STicket contest and the deadline is April 17.  Please go here, review the guidelines, and help us create two of the long-term keepsakes for Burning Flipside.  If you have questions, e-mail Lynx at stickets@burningflipside.com

Speaking of tickets…

Ticket Requests Processed (But you don’t have tickets yet)  

The Ticket Team processes the HECK out of your ticket requests last weekend.  Check your ticket request status here https://secure.burningflipside.com/tickets/index.php and click on Ticket Request to see if your ticket request was received.  If it still says pending, but you sent in a request, contact the ticket lead: https://www.burningflipside.com/contact

Due to something about sales tax and accountants and wanting more fireworks and porto potties, the tickets haven’t been pushed out yet.  Don’t panic.  Everything’s fine.  SOON!

Ste. Michelle


Know any art opportunities, community news, or juicy gossip? Let me know! (I’ll only savor the gossip, but the rest is potential for publishing!)