The groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to the art of the annual Burning Man event will culminate with a grand finale party at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 14.
The Closing Event will feature multiple DJs, musicians, entertainers, food and beverage stations, and the monumental interactive artworks throughout the gardens. Party guests will have the opportunity to ride Davina the Dragon, an iconic art car that has attended Burning Man the past six years, and to experience an unforgettable surprise ceremony at the end of the evening in the spirit of Burning Man.
The Opening Party for the exhibition on June 3 sold out with over 1,100 guests and featured an energetic set from Burning Man Radio DJs Conway Jennings and John Reinhold from the Party Liberation Foundation (PLF). PLF returns for an even bigger set to end the night on Oct. 14, this time on the waterfront back lawn of the museum. Entertainers for the Closing Event include JANKS, a NOLA street jazz band, Karacell, an electronic sound project by Logan Laurent, 13th Zodiac as special effects master, and roaming performers including fire spinners, body painters, and more.
The Art of Burning Man has attracted visitors from up and down the East Coast to the Hermitage over the past four months, and has received significant coverage locally and nationally, including mentions in The Boston Globe and Fodor’s. Local arts writer Betsy DiJulio called the Opening Party the “most memorable and positive art experience in my quarter century living in this area” in the June issue of VEER.
Hermitage Marketing Manager Jennifer Lucy hopes that even more of the community will come out to experience the once-in-a-lifetime Closing Event.
“We’ve been working with some of the state’s most creative burners to put together a surprise that will have Norfolk talking for years to come. We’ve also expanded the number of tickets we’re selling to ensure that as many people as possible can participate.”
Tickets for the Closing Event are now on sale on the Hermitage website. The $50 cost includes multiple food stations, entertainment, and the opportunity to experience each of the artworks. Additional party details are available at TheHermitageMuseum.org.