The yearly gathering dedicated to Art and Community is back:  two days of art, music, mutant vehicles, dancing, love and community, right by the beach!

  • What: An Official Regional burning Man event celebrating Arts and Community
  • When: SEPT. 30TH-  OCT. 1ST — Hours: 12pm-10pm
  • Where: Windward Plaza, Venice beach
  • Admission:  Free entrance

The Venice Afterburn is a daytime art and music festival in Venice Beach, California, and it’s an official Regional Burning Man event.Artists are invited to bring their art cars, theme camps, burner bikes, interactive installations and other playa art for two days of magic by the beach. The event is free and family friendly, and runs each day until 10pm. We strongly encourage to show up early, to ensure full engagement and participation.

The Venice Afterburn is produced by Los Angeles based non profit 501c3, Dogtown Artists United.


Is there overnight camping?
Nope. This is a day time only event, ending each day at 10pm.

Can I show my art?
Of course! we are always accepting art submissions! Go to ‘Participate’.

Can I sponsor this event?
The Venice Afterburn is a sponsor free event. If you wish to donate instead, go to the main menu and click on ‘Donate’.

I have never been to Burning Man. Can I still attend this event?
Absolutely! The Venice Afterburn is open to everyone that enjoys art, music and being part of a community

What does it all mean??
We love Burning Man and everything that it represents. Burning Man created a temporary city that exists once a year in the Nevada desert dedicated to community, art, self-expression, self-reliance. The Regional Networks want to keep that culture alive all year round and extend it to the ‘default world’. Learn more about the 10 principles of Burning Man, written by founder Larry Harvey: 10 principles of Burning Man


  • Venice Afterburn 2023 is open for applications! We offer small art grants, please apply by writing to the email below
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