Thank you for making the Mosaic Experiment 2013 a beautiful inaugural burn!!

Mosaic went off without a hitch and we all have each other to thank for fostering such an incredible experience for participants and volunteers alike.  A special thank you to all volunteers, theme camps, and artists who gifted their time and love to the event!  We hope to see you all next year but before then, check for any buzz about Scorched Nuts, the spring regional burn that happens on the same ground as Reclaim!!! Dechahdron




Volunteer at Mosaic

participate As with all burns, Mosaic is 100% volunteer run and organized!  So we need you to help make this event special and successful for you and your fellow burners!  However you feel you want to volunteer, you can rest assured that your help, support, and love will manifest into a fun and rewarding experience.  Why not spend a few hours of a burn making sure people are hydrated, securing infrastructure, easing troubles, kissing boo-boos, welcoming your friends, rangering the f*ck out of a situation,  or keeping Reclaim beautiful?  If you're interested, check out the Volunteer page on the Mosaic website and let us know how you want to participate.  Thank you so much for contemplating being a volunteer, we hope to see you on the sign-up!

We have a logo!

We had some amazing submissions for logo art for the Mosaic Experiment this year. After a (series) of grueling polling and debate, the last poll showed 2 logos in a tie. dun Dun DUN!!! Well the Event Lead Team decided that they are both badass and they are BOTH going to be logos!!! Each logo will be used both together and separate where appropriate. THANK YOU SO MUCH to ALL the artists for their submissions and all the voters for their participation and patience! Check out the Mosaic Experiment logos!


#7 Upon first glace you will notice the basic flame shape, as fire is the basic piece of our souls. The bright crimsons, oranges, yellows leading you to the glowing inferno of blue right at our core, symbolizing the passion for our experiences at our regional events. The pieces, like each of us, are an essential part of the puzzle, coming together to form the whole. Inside the flame is the subtle shape of The Man, burning bright to represent our togetherness.

#10 This logo is inspired by the burn culture as a whole. Each stone in the mosaic represents a unique and integral facet of the community, with flame being central to the burn. It can be printed in a single color easily or in the colors of autumn (and fire).

Art Grant Fundraiser on August 10th

Get together for an incredible night of participant-led fun, community, and creativity as we raise funds to support art installations at the region's newest Burning Man event: The Mosaic Experiment.

  • Where: The KOI Pound - 2008 Freeman Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214
  • When: Saturday, August 10th from 5:00pm to noon Sunday
  • Cost: $10 cover grants entry and 4 art tickets.
  • Extra art tickets will be sold at $2 a piece.
  • All ages event!
  • No dogs

The Event:

This year's art installation submissions will be on display at the venue, and the artist will be available to explain and present their ideas. As a paid participant, you can directly decide which art installations will receive your donations!

Art Tickets:

Each paid participant receives 4 art tickets. Each ticket represents $2. Give your art tickets to those art installations you'd most like to see at Mosaic this year. After the event, each artist will receive the funds donated to their project, which will then be used for making their designs come to life. Additional art tickets can be purchased for $2 a piece at Gate.

Submitting Your Art:

Shoot an email to leslie[at]colorplay[dot]org, or if you're on Facebook, please contact Razzle Mantis or Lucy LaFae as early as you're able to have your project included on the submission roster. Please explain your ideas in full: intent for the piece, scope of the project, the dollar amount you need in order to create the piece, and whether you intend to burn this art.

Displaying Your Art at the Fundraiser:

Please arrive on time and prepared! The longer your art is on display, the more people will be able to peruse it and decide. Be prepared to present your art! Talk with people about your ideas, and get them excited.

You will have your own table space to display models, drawings, schematics, etc.


Party Details!

If you'd like to play music, you are welcomed to bring your gear. If we ask you to turn it down, you will do so or be unplugged.

If you would like to spin fire, please bring your own gear and fuel. Gasoline and Kerosene are prohibited. You must have a spotter with a towel or blanket on hand during the entirety of your burn.

Please remember this is an ALL AGES event. If you are planning on bringing your little ones to The Mosaic Experiment, this would be a wonderful way to introduce them to the community and get them excited for what's to come. Children must be accompanied by an adult and properly supervised.

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I already told you! It's at the KOI Pound, silly! 2008 Freeman Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214

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Mosaic logo deadline is August 2nd

logocontestA Mosaic Experiment logo submission deadline has been decided upon by the Event Lead Team!  Email your logo art submission as a jpeg file to volunteers[at]mosaicexperiment[dot]com by Friday, August 2 to be included in the choices for community vote-based decision.  See the glorious logo art that has already been submitted here!

Mosaic needs a logo!

You've seen logos for other burns, maybe you even have those logos tattooed on your very own body? Well the Mosaic Experiment needs an original logo that captures the energy of the event!If you like to draw, doodle, or drool onto paper please consider putting your idea to the page and posting it to us! Whether the image be digitally made or sketched, scanned, and uploaded, PLEASE consider sending us your creation. We will post your images on the Mosaic website so we can get community feedback!!!  Submit as many as you like!  Click on the LogoArt tab at the top of the page to see what's up so far!  No deadline yet, stay tuned...

Get your ticket to Mosaic!

That's right y'all, tickets are live!!! You can purchase them online by clicking on the 'Tickets'  tab at the top of the page.  As always, buying early is better as ticket prices will go up from $40 to $60 on Sept. 1!  If you see fit, you can also by a $60 ticket now and think of it as a donation, any money outside of "break even" costs will go towards providing effigy/temple building materials, radical swag, and bringing down ticket costs for next year!  So if you feel like making some history today, buy yo' ticket!!!

Mosaic updates and new web-poll

What is Mosaic? If you haven't been following my last couple messages, it is a community driven burner event that will take place in Ohio in the fall. The energy behind this comes from the very supportive burner community that made Scorched Nuts happen just a few weeks ago who strongly expressed their desire not to limit their magical experience to once a year. We're officially calling this event The Mosaic Experiment (or Mosaic for short.) Lots of discussion and polling has been done online and offline since this initial spark, so we have results to report, and more questions to ask!

WHEN? A date has been set thanks to our web poll results: October 3rd - 6th, 2013!

WHERE? Everyone wanted this to take place at Reclaim, the same land near Athens, OH where Scorched Nuts has been held annually for years. We are pleased to announce the owner of Reclaim loved the idea and is permitting us to use his land twice a year! It's a beautiful & magical please, and we're very excited to go back!

WHAT NOW? Team building and event planning is now in full force, pricing our insurance costs and portable toilets as well, and soon we will have ticket pricing determined and ticket sales will go live!

All that said, we have a question for the community which we're discussing heavily but we're also curious to poll everyone to see where we stand on the issue.

Should Mosaic be a family friendly all ages event (like Burning Man, Alchemy, and Lakes of Fire) or should it be restricted to 18 and over as Scorched Nuts has been

Mind you, if it is all ages, no tolerance policies will be in place to remove any parent or guardian who ignores/neglects their children at the event, and theme camps who want to be adults-only are more than welcome to post signs to that effect (as is done at all the family friendly burns I have attended, Burning Man included.) Children can bring a wonderful energy to a burn but also pose risks that wouldn't otherwise be present. Radical inclusion is one of our core principles so this issue is near and dear to my heart. Please help us out and vote with yours:

More updates to follow as we have them!


The dates for the Mosaic Experiment planning to take place at Reclaim this fall are Oct. 3-6 (Thurs-Sun). The poll was neck-and-neck for a while with the Oct date with a one vote advantage... and Oct dates got strong support from the volunteer side as well. Thanks to all you lovelies for voting and giving the community your opinion. We know that this date disappoints some of you but we did what we thought was best! So there you have it folks, put it on your calendar and check back soon for info on ticket sales, leadership roles, and the Mosaic website! Next steps are putting together team leads, and of course securing porto rentals and insurance (that will determine how many pesos you'll have to fork over for these shenanigans!) Stay tuned and keep showing your support!!!