Border Burners of El Paso & Las Cruces

Regional Community

“You don't have to go to Burning Man to be a burner”

     We are artists, activists and soccer-dads. We are people who are looking for more than mainstream, corporate-sponsored events. We represent and assist just about anyone in the El Paso/ Las Cruces area who celebrates diverse points of view; and radical, artistic self-expression.

     Many of us go to the annual Burning Man event in Nevada; many of us remember going; and many of us dream of going. But the Burning Man culture and ethos is less and less about going to the event in Nevada; and more and more about being a "burner-at-heart".

        We've got well over 350 burners-at-heart on our local email announce list. Building and using this network is the most powerful tool we have for building a community of Border Burners. Subscribe to the Announce List and get announcements about upcoming Border Burners events; AND get posts from other list members about relevant events and activities; AND you can post your own events announcements to the rest of the community.

     This network is also a great way to stay connected with those who do travel to burner events such as regional burns and decompressions. We coordinate rideshares to Burning Man, and playa art projects. We also coordinate rideshares & resources for those attending other Regional Burns in our area; such as Saguaro Man in Arizona, Youtopia in San Diego and Flipside in Austin We don't have our own Regional Burn here … yet!

      We also try to stay connected here at home. We have had Burning Man documentary showings in El Paso and Las Cruces. We are working on on-going Poi/Fire Arts workshops in both El Paso and Las Cruces. We are here to help establish de-comodified community art projects.

     The way we avoid corporate sponsorship is through volunteerism. Burning Man culture is a "do-ocracy". If there is something lacking in our community, make it. There is a network of like-minded people here to help each other achieve everyone's goals. You may be surprised at how much help you get.

Please get on the Announce List to read about all the upcoming events; and post your own events to the rest of the community. Go to our facebook page and become a friend!

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Connect:

Get involved and find out about local happenings by signing up on our Announcement list, chat with other Burners on our Discussion lists, or follow us via your social media of choice - but definitely come out and get involved!

Announcement List:

The Border Burners of El Paso & Las Cruces Announce list is a moderated announcements-only list for events of interest to local Burners. Recipients get regular updates, event listings, and Burning Man news from this list.

To subscribe, send a blank email to:
elpaso-announce-subscribe@burningman.com

Regional Contact Email:

elpaso@burningman.com

Regional Contacts:

Chill
burning since:
2010
personal quote:
Getting out of bed in the morning is my greatest personal achievement!
Jack
burning since:
2010
personal quote:
No longer a virgin.