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Northwest Flow Fest Community Fire Jam

June 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This Community Fire Jam marks the kickoff of Northwest Flow Fest – ILLUMINATE! 


Community Fire Jams offer an opportunity for fire spinners of all skill levels to practice and play with fire in a safe and supportive environment. Coming just to watch or to play with LED or day props outside the fire circle is absolutely welcome and encouraged!


This year’s Northwest Flow Fest Community Fire Jam is going to start off with a First Burn & Fire Safety Class hosted by Drew Hearthfire! Whether this will be your first time and you want to make sure you’re doing things safely (which we highly recommend), or you’ve burned at least a time or two but have never taken a formal fire safety class, this is for you! The class will start at 7:15pm and end around 8:00 when the fire circle opens. We’ll have a dedicated safety for each new spinner and will ALL be cheering you on! (This workshop also counts as your SFAC orientation.)


Everyone who ~spins fire~ at these events is required to register at least 8 days in advance and complete our orientation/safety training once per calendar year.
If you have purchased a workshop pass to NWFF *PRIOR TO FRIDAY 6/23, OR have spun fire at one of our events in 2023, you are already registered for this event.
If this is your first time burning with us and/or you’re not attending NWFF, REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/BRhcZ3MWp3SZM4Qy6
We ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times while inside the participant barriers unless you’re spinning fire. This includes while checking in at the front desk, being in the participant hang out zone, standing in line at the fuel depot, and while fueling your prop, regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe and making this event possible!
Location: Gasworks Park, on the concrete next to the large metal structures
There are bathrooms available at the park.
Event Schedule:
* 7:15: First Burn & Fire Safety Class with Drew Hearthfire
* 7:30: Check in desk opens
* 7:45: First orientation
* 8:00: Fire Circle opens
* 9:00: Second orientation
* 11:00: Fire Circle closes
We believe artistic expression should be available to all, which is why all of the events we produce are donation based and free to attend.


Seattle Flow Arts Collective is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit supporting community art and artists. Your financial support is deeply appreciated and helps us keep these fire fueled – literally.


Suggested donation is $5-35.


Payments can be sent via PayPal at https://paypal.me/seattleflowarts, via our donation page at www.seattleflowarts.org/donate, or in person using Venmo or cash.
*Register in advance: *Make sure you fill out our Google form 8 days before the event!* That means by midnight on Thursday, June 16th. This is required by the Fire Department for our permit so there is no wiggle room! We can’t let you spin if you don’t sign up! HERE IS THE LINK: https://forms.gle/BRhcZ3MWp3SZM4Qy6


Orientation: We ask that everyone who burns completes our fire safety & event orientation once per calendar year. We host an orientation twice at each event, 15 minutes before the fire circle opens and again about an hour and a half after it opens.


Dress to Impress… And Not Catch on Fire: Make sure to wear natural fibers or fire retardant treated clothing. Cotton, leather, & denim are all safe bets. Leave the synthetics, feathers, and fur at home. Spin barefoot at your own risk!


Volunteer: We need your help to keep the show running! When you check in at the front desk on the day of the event, you’ll be asked to pick a volunteer shift with either the Sign-in Desk, Fuel Depot, Fire Safety, or Set-up/Tear-down Crew. Thank you in advance for supporting your community in this way! ❤


Interested in more ways you can help? Email us at hello@seattleflowarts.org.
COVID Guidelines
– Masks are required while checking in at the front desk, while in the participant hang out area inside the cones, standing in line for fuel, and while in the fuel depot. *Don’t forget to take any flammable/non-fire resistant masks OFF before you light up!*
– Please stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID or have been recently exposed to someone who is sick.
– Be mindful of people’s various comfort zones by asking about people’s boundaries – especially before hugging or touching others.
This event is produced by Seattle Flow Arts Collective, a community-based nonprofit organization supporting flow arts and flow artists in and around Puget Sound. Visit our website to learn more! www.seattleflowarts.org


June 30, 2023
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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