Compression! Art and Fire 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016, Fun! Food! Fire! Family entertainment! Free! Art Cars / Mutant Vehicles! Fire Art Garden featuring fantastic fire art displays! Vendors with unique and fantastic merchandise! Featuring some of Northern Nevada’s finest performers! Afternoon and evening talent! Salute to Our Veterans / with Fire!
DJ Nicki Smiles / with FIRE!
eNVision / with FIRE!
AVA Ballet / with FIRE!
Tsurunokai Taiko Drummers / with FIRE!
Phantasmagorical Flame display vehicles
The Towers of Shiva!
The People will DANCE! With FIRE! 9:30 – 10:00 PM
Special event free to the public as a gift from Controlled Burn, Nevada’s Premier Fire Art Performance Troupe and our artistic, creative friends. Show starts at 3 PM downtown Reno. Night time show starts at 7:30. After party at the Morris burner hotel
In 2008, Controlled Burn was approached with a crazy proposal. We could be “retained” or “paid” by Artown for one more year, and then we would likely never be retained by Artown again, or we could start our own festival, and have something of our own to create and grow as our own event. That first year was very scary. We had never done anything like that before, produced our own event, but we knew we wanted to share with our community our art, and we wanted to let people know that the art can be practiced safely.
This year, Compression celebrates it’s NINTH event, and we are honored, blessed, and in awe that we have built the necessary relationships and laid the ground work necessary to continue to have this sort of unique and amazing event in downtown Reno. Look through the pages, and we hope to see you on July 30th!