2024 Gateway Burn: Racoon Mayhem!!!

“Nocturnal bandit

I am one with the garbage

Mayhem time my friends

Clever thieving mischief

We revel in the trashcans

Chaos and cuddles”

– Apple Alaina

Be inspired by the 2024 Gateway Burn: Racoon Mayhem!!! How do you plan to manifest mayhem and bring out the trash panda in your soul? What does Raccoon Mayhem mean to you?

The 2024 Gateway Burn will take place from Thursday, June 6, 2024 to Sunday, June 9, 2024. We will be returning to Fancy Lad Farms and Wildlife Sanctuary located at 13140 Pat Daly Rd, Potosi, MO 63630.

Check out our website for more information and ways to participate: https://gatewayburners.org

Join the conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/115522076743 

Ticket announcements will be coming soon! 


2024 Art Grant Cycle

Gateway Burners would like to support Art and Artists who want to share their creativity with the St. Louis regional Burning Man community during the 2024 Gateway Burn Racoon Mayhem June 6-9, 2024.

Multidisciplinary Art Support Grant Form

Transportation & Consumables Art Support Grant Form

Art Grant Timeline (1st Cycle)

Opens Monday, February 5, 2024

Closes Sunday, March 3, 2024

Artist will be notified by Sunday, March 31, 2024

Art Grant Timeline (2nd Cycle)

Opens Monday, March 4, 2024

Closes Sunday, April 7, 2024

Artist will be notified by Sunday, April 27, 2024

Any funding awarded during the two grant cycles is Advance Funding. Advance funding is limited to $500 per project. Project budgets may be fully funded, partially funded or not funded based on the number of projects, the total budget requested, and the amount of grant money GAS has to offer.

Approved artists will have 1 week to sign and return contracts. Checks will be mailed within 2 weeks from the signed contract deadline. PayPal can also be used to expedite receiving funds.

Projects that receive no or partial advance funding may be eligible for GAS grant money via Reimbursement after the burn dependent on ticket sales. 

We are looking for community volunteers to act as Art Jurors and help select which art grant applications should receive funding for the 2024 Gateway Burn Racoon Mayhem. 

We will need 8 community jurors and four alternates in case of unforeseen circumstances conflicting with the meeting times. The jury will consist of people from the gateway community. Please apply here: https://forms.gle/btKf1bb2Qt4akLTT7 

Your 2024 Gateway Art Support Team

Gutter & Amygdala 

For any questions or comments please reach out, our email is artsupport@gatewayburners.org

2024 Effigy Design

The Effigy team is accepting last minute designs for the 2024 Gateway Burn: Racoon Mayhem!!! Effigy. That means we need your ideas! Have you ever wanted to see your very own design rendered in three dimensions, climbed and played on by the Gateway community, and ultimately sent off in a pillar of flame and smoke? Now is your chance! Submit your design by February 29  and, if selected, you will have the opportunity to work with our talented and experienced build team to make your concept a reality.

Successful submissions are more likely to include sketches/illustrations/pictures as well as a detailed description. Bonus points for addressing how your effigy idea provides an interactive element to the community. We know the build team would like to see pictures.


2024 Community Meetings

Community Meetings will be held every 2nd Wednesday of the month during our weekly Wednesday Meet and Greet from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST. Burn Department Leads are heavily encouraged to attend. 

Community members can attend in-person (4601 S Broadway, St Louis, MO 63111-1304, United States) or virtually (https://meet.google.com/txb-vvip-dve or dial: ‪(US) +1 470-485-0740‬ PIN: ‪917 514 588‬#).

Please join us on facebook and discord or volunteer for a leadership position to get involved in planning!