2004 Fire Arts Festival
presented by Burning Man and The Crucible

July 7-11, 2004
The Crucible
1260 7th Street
Oakland, California


Five days and nights filled with awe-inspiring spectacles of fire and light at The Crucible's industrial arts facility and adjacent 100,000 sq ft. outdoor Fire Arts Arena in West Oakland. The festival provides a wealth of workshops, classes, lectures, and stimulating demonstrations showcasing these innovative and thrilling artistic mediums, culminating in three different nights of mind-blowing performances, sculptures and exhibits from the best fire and light artists on the West Coast.

This year the Crucible are joining forces with Burning Man to present this event, with sponsorship from the City of Oakland, The Oakland Museum of California, The Oakland Fire & Police Departments, and Bay Cities Pyrotector.

Fire Sculptures

Light Sculptures

Welding Sculptures


Phoenix Rising


Infinite Kaos



Vau De Vire Society


Fire Procession

Nate Smith

Wally Glenn

Marisa Lenhardt &
Amy "Luna" Manderino

Additional Photos
Art and performances by
Burning Ideas, Capacitor, Michael Christian, Paul Da Plumber, Mark Deutsche, Fire Arts Collective, Fire Conclave, Flaming Lotus Girls, Wally Glenn, Bob Hoffman, HypKnowTron by Gaspo, Infinite Kaos, Kabari, Scott Kildall, Kook Troupe, Le Fiebre featuring Fyrestorm, Marisa Lenhardt, Light Fantastic, Mutaytor, Phoenix Rising, RELartivity, Christopher Schardt, Jack Schroll, David Sloves, Nate Smith, Charlie Smith, Kal Spelletich of Seemen, Michael Sturtz, Sun Brothers, Therm, Vau de Vire Society, Buzz Volker, DJ Vordo, Kasia Wojnarski, Xeno, and more!
Click here for more events featuring fire & light art,
"The Fire Garden - Dream", "Ignite : The Crucible Strikes a New Light", "Fire Garden - Halloween" &  "2002 Fire Garden".