From its inception in 2003, Firefly Arts Collective has helped to foster art and community through its interactive, multi-day, outdoor arts and culture event held annually over 4th of July weekend. Inspired by the principles of Burning Man, and rooted in creative individual participation, the annual Firefly event is recognized as an official Burning Man regional. A few years ago the collective obtained official 501(c)3 non-profit status. Since that time, our focus has expanded to more year round activities in addition to our annual event “up in the woods”.
Firefly community members are creative and eclectic individuals. We come from many walks of life: artists, scientists, healers, engineers, dreamers, makers—and gather together to create a temporary zone for radical self-expression. We paint, sculpt, light things on fire, write code, cook food, build things, dance, destroy things — all activities to engage the creative spirit. We make art happen and cause unexpected interactions to be realized.We foster a collaborative artistic community by:
Creating and running Events and gatherings that showcase our community’s creative endeavors.Managing a Creative Art Grant program to help incubate participatory art for Firefly and beyond.Promoting and announcing events, shows, and gallery openings in this artistic community AND its connected regional artistic communities.Managing key communication tools such as this website, announcement lists, a discussion list, and social networks.
Outkast, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, A Great Big World, A-Trak, Aer, Airborne Toxic Event, American Authors, Amos Lee, Andrew Belle, Arctic Monkeys, Asaf Avidan, Bad Things, Band Of Horses, Basic Vacation, Bleachers, Breach The Summit, Bronze Radio Return, Cage The Elephant, Cash Cash, Chance The Rapper, Cherub, Childish Gambino, Christian Porter, City And Colour, Courrier, Courtney Barnett, Cruiser, Dan Croll, Foo Fighters, G-Eazy, Gemini Club, Geographer, Girl Talk, Goldroom, Gregory Alan Isakov, Griswolds, Grouplove, Haerts, Hey Rosetta!, High Highs, Holychild, Hunter Hunted, Imagine Dragons, Iron & Wine, Jack Johnson, Jake Bugg, John & Jacob, Johnnyswim, Kaiser Chiefs, Kodaline, Kongos, Little Comets, Little Daylight, Local Natives, Lucius, Magic Man, Martin Garrix, Mean Lady, Misterwives, Ms Mr, New Politics, New Sweden, Nonono, Outkast, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, Pigpen Theatre Co, Portugal. The Man, Pretty Lights, Rac, Royal Teeth, Saints Of Valory, Salva, San Fermin, Shakey Graves, Sir Sly, Sky Ferreira, Sleeper Agent, Sleigh Bells, Smallpools, Son Lux, Step Rockets, Stop Light Observations, Tegan And Sara, The Ceremonies, The Colourist, The Lumineers, The Mowglis, The Weeks, The White Panda, The Wild Feathers, Third Eye Blind, Tune Yards, Twenty One Pilots, Typhoon, Unlikely Candidates, Vance Joy, Vic Mensa, Walk Off The Earth, Washed Out, Weezer, White Denim, Wild Child, Wild Cub, X Ambassadors, Young The Giant, Ziggy Marley