SOAK is the annual regional Burning Man gathering for Portland and western Oregon, held Memorial Day weekend at the Justesen Ranch at White River Canyon in Tygh Valley, Oregon. SOAK is organized by an all-volunteer team and is a program of Precipitation NW.
After serious discussion among Producers, Leads, and Operations, we have decided to temporarily promote safety from 3rd to 1st and cancel SOAK*2020. We have been following the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic and come to the conclusion that SOAK*2020 can longer happen due to health concerns and general uncertainty surrounding the crisis.
We take the safety and health of our participants, staff, and community seriously and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials. This was a difficult decision, one that impacts our incredible community of artists, musicians, and volunteers all over Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Everyone that earned or deferred gift tickets and Art Grants for 2020 will be rolled over to 2021. Camps and Art that earned placement will need to register again in 2021 as your people and plans may change in the year to come. Subsidized tickets grants will also need to re-apply. The theme will remain the same: Some Assembly Required – you’ve got a whole year to work out your ideas!
In these unprecedented times, we send you our love. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you in 2021.
For more information from the PNW Board and Producers, read the statement here.
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