The Gateway Burners and Arch Reactor have teamed up every year since 2010 to present Fire and Ice. The event is all ages from 6pm-10pm, and then 12 and up after 10pm. Each group will be present to host correlative activities and entertainment as well as provide information about their organizations.
The purpose of Fire and Ice is to raise money for Gateway Art Support (GAS), a subsector of the Gateway Burners which provides art grants and funding for the annual Gateway Burn, as well as funding for Arch Reactor's upcoming projects, classes, and innovations. This unusual event is a collaboration of Burner culture and creative technical artistry that promises to be an exciting and welcome reprieve from the frigid Midwest winter.
The hosts will sponsor a Cookie Bake-off, a costume contest based on the Fire and Ice theme, and an Art and Technology silent auction at the event. Members of both organization will also have art, science, and technology displays and demonstrations for your viewing pleasure and entertainment.
Tickets will be $15 at the door. Child admission is free with paid adults. Credit cards will be accepted at the event for admission, silent auction, and other items available for purchase.
Gateway Burners is a Saint Louis based organization that was created in 2006 to foster radical self expression through art and participation and encourage civic responsibility and sustainable community through it's yearly events. Arch Reactor is a Saint Louis based DIY/Maker/Hackerspace created in 2009 that utilizes technology, programming and ingenuity to foster the spirit of community in the creation of their many projects and inventions. The proceeds of the "Fire and Ice" event will mutually benefit and support the progress of both of these organizations.