We Want Art, Theme Camps, Mutant Vehicles, and Fire Performance at SOAK*2017!

SOAK attendees have brought a large and diverse collection of art, mutant vehicles and fire performances to prior events. Whether they are bringing scale-model zooplankton, sound-blasting bumblebees, or fire-cracking bullwhips, the inventiveness of our attendees is a large part of what makes SOAK amazing!

We need to know about these these items in advance, so we can make sure the appropriate space is reserved onsite and for participant safety. Please investigate the sections below if you are:



Please register your art projects and art support camps so we can start making sure we have the appropriate space allocated for your needs. Registration for art projects and support camps will close on April 12th. If you have any general art questions, please contact the SOAK Art Liaison:

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Art Grants

SOAK & Precipitation NW are proud to help support our local community through art grants to creative artists. Grant selection favors interactive art that exemplifies Burning Man’s 10 Principles while reflecting the unique spirit of Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Art must be displayed at SOAK*2017.

The art grant option is located within the art registration form and closes March 30th 2017.

If you have any art grant questions, please contact the grant administrators at 

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Art Scholarships

If you are an artist bringing work to SOAK and in need of a scholarship (half priced) ticket, please apply at

Theme Camps

Theme camps run the gamut, from sound camps dedicated to music and dancing, service camps that offer goods and assistance to our attendees, camps oriented around a common interest that can be shared with the uninitiated. What theme camps have in common is that they are inviting, interactive and essential to making SOAK fabulous!

Last year SOAK had nearly 70 theme camps in attendance! This year we are looking forward to many returning camps, and are hoping to see many new and novel camps! Please register your theme camps with us as soon as possible, so we can work on making sure you have the space and resources needed to dazzle and amaze us.

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Mutant Vehicles

Mutant vehicles and art cars are encouraged. Registration is required. You must register your art car to let us know what you plan on bringing BEFORE arriving. Unregistered vehicles will not be permitted.

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Fire Performance

Fire Performers are welcomed and encouraged at SOAK. Whether you want to join us for the circle during the main burn, or if you just want to perform with your friends during the week, you must register in advance. Please follow the link attached and you will be contacted shortly with more information.

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Disability Solutions

If you need an ADA accommodation at the event, including use of a service animal, we can help make sure you have the support you need. 

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Dog Policy

After multiple violations of the dog policy in 2015 and 2016, we have come to the conclusion that allowing dogs to to attend SOAK isn’t practical given the oversight and enforcement required. ADA service animals may attend, but pets and emotional support animals are not permitted.


Footnote: We first publicized these registration surveys Wednesday March 22nd, then we found a major bug in several of them, and we retracted them. We believe we have worked around the problem now. If you filled out a survey on 3/22, it’s possible you will get an email from us asking you to fill out a new survey. If you don’t hear from us, no news is good news. Thank you for your understanding, and we appreciate your patience.