Art Collective

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.

The PickleBike

Combust a Move

Varanasi Sage

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!

Meditation Lounge

Meditation Lounge

Namaste & Chill’s first project, the Meditation Lounge, was a collaborative success! Thanks to our musical guests, vendors, fire spinners, Bang the Drum, and every single person who supported us with their presence and donations — we hosted a series of fun and festive events that funded the purchase of our Meditation Lounge. Truly, we could not have done it without our community. For more, click here.

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