Our next event, Eternal Bloom, is on April 15 from 6-11 pm at Ancient Owl in Atascadero! Join us for music by Tropo, Nok Nok, and Wizdom. Our grant winner, Gwendolyn Hodgson, is showcasing her award-winning art at this event! Satisfy your pallet with Ancient Owl’s boutique beverages and Mexican cuisine by Choco’s Grill food truck. All-Luma-Nation and Suspended Motion SLO will dazzle you with flow performances. Check out the local bazaar with vendors donating 20% of profits to our collective. Get your tickets HERE!
Gwendolyn Hodgson – Our 2023 Art Grant Award Winner!
We are excited to announce that we’ve awarded our 2023 art grant to Gwendolyn Hodgson of Mandala Umbra! Known for her eye-catching, fabric mandala art pieces, her work has appeared at many festivals and events. She will be creating a brand new piece that she will unveil at our Eternal Bloom event in March. We’re stoked to help her actualize her vision. Stay tuned for details.
Our 2022 Grant Application is Now Live!
We are excited to announce our grant application is now live! This is what we work for all year! Applications open on October 1st and close December 1st. CLICK HERE for the document and instructions.
Join us for a dance party to celebrate the Autumn Equinox and Bang the Drum Brewery in SLO! We’ll have performers, a local bazaar, live painters, and a tea lounge! 20% of vendor profits go to the Namaste & Chill art grant. Click here to buy your ticket!
Up Next: Lucidity Pre-Party!
We’re excited to announce the return of Namaste & Chill with an in-person event! Join us for music, performers, a tea lounge and local vendors at SLO Brew Rock for our Lucidity Pre-Party! It’s our first in person event since 2019, and we hope you can come! Support small businesses and independent artists! 20% of vendor sales go to the Namaste & Chill art grant!
Virtual Burn 2021!
We had a great time at the Virtual Burn in 2021 with DJs from around the world thanks to the talent at SLC-6 Music! Check out their music and merchandise here!
Namaste & Chill Virtual Burn Events Calendar
We’re excited to announce that we’re participating in this year’s virtual Burning Man! We’ll have classes, meditations, and DJ sets for your enjoyment. Our sound stage is at 7:30 near the esplanade, and our camp (where we’re hosting classes and meditations) is at 6:15 & D.
You can join the event from anywhere in the world. Visit dustymultiverse.com to RSVP.
2019 Namaste & Chill Grant Recipients
This year, Namaste & Chill awarded grants to two projects: the PickleBike and Combust a Move! Both of the projects debuted at Burning Man 2019
The PickleBike is a larger-than-life pickle built on a tandem bicycle frame that provides pickle-based refreshments! A collaboration between Lucy Lo and Dusty Smith, there are three major components to the PickleBike: the bicycle, a bicycle sidecar, and the pickle frame with a bar and window. The outside layer of the pickle is flame-retardant green stretch fabric. The Namaste & Chill grant covered the entire cost of the fabric!
Combust a Move is a fire conclave group that aims to create pure magic and enchantment with the gift of dance, fire and flow. This is their first year as a conclave group and they made it through the extensive and strict application process — we couldn’t be happier for them! Their grant award purchased their costumes, fuel, and special effects powder.
Our 2019 grant is the combined result of the past 3 events. We could not have done it without the support of everyone who helped create our events and everyone in attendance! We are supremely grateful to our community — everyone who was involved in this effort played an important part! This is a truly collaborative project.
Combust a Move
Help Bring the Varanasi Sage to Life!
Varanasi Sage is an interactive art installation that will appear at Burning Man 2019: Metamorphoses. It is an artistic collaboration between Chelsea Lynn, Matt Melnicki, Timo Beckwith, Karenna Lynn, and Tyson Leonard. Additional crew members include Kenny Gross, Oz Wilcox, and Mariana Rodriguez.
Varanasi Sage is an entirely self-funded art project. We invite you to join our collaboration in bringing this art to life! Our crew has created original art for this piece, and we are giving it away as gifts of appreciation for your donation. Please choose from one of our rewards today! We will ship to anywhere in the world!
Please visit our fundraiser page for more!
Unwrapping the Varanasi Sage
I haven’t even begun building the Varanasi Sage art installation and I’ve already hit a bump! Watch this video to see what happened — it’s all part of the excitement! I’m sure there will be many more bumps in the journey, so I’ve got to get used to it!
For more about the meaning behind this project, read Introducing: Varanasi Sage.