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Where art intersects life, a cherished tradition continues-all contributions directly fund the build and burn of The Temple 2016
Where art intersects life, a cherished tradition continues-all contributions directly fund the build and burn of The Temple 2016
625 backers pledged $51,945 to help bring this project to life.

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This year David Best and the Temple Crew return to the playa to build the Temple of Grace; an exquisite structure, set in a walled-in courtyard enclosing several altars, it will afford beautiful contemplative spaces for reflection, introspection and grieving. The Temple will be in David Best's classic style, that the community has come to appreciate

Each year the Temple is the emotional centerpiece of Burning Man.  A spiritual refuge for thousands to gather in, it is a unique, special work of art given to the community by David, the Temple Crew and those who support it.  

"We are honored to create a temple which we believe will address our community's needs."- David Best

The tradition of The Temple at Burning Man was started by David Best.  Please see our past work: http://www.thetemplecrew.org/index.html

The Temple needs your support.  All contributions will go directly to the building of the Temple.  THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT.

You make it happen!

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Risks and challenges

David Best and the Temple Crew have extensive experience building temples at Burning Man and around the world. This year David and the Temple Crew stepped in at the last minute to take over the building of the Temple when a new artist and crew was needed to design and build a temple at Burning Man. This has posed significant time and fundraising challenges. While David and the Temple Crew are working very hard to meet these challenges and are confident that they can build another beautiful temple, the support of the community and art lovers is necessary to secure adequate and timely funding of the project.

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    Donors at this level will receive Stickers displaying the Temple of Grace.

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    For your donation you will receive a wooden Prayer Block from the Temple Crew that you can keep or place inside the Temple of Grace.

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    A Temple of Grace 2014 silk-screened Bandana. Great for wearing on the playa.

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    A Temple of Grace 2014 silk-screened t-shirt. Wear it. Love it. Burn it. Thank You!

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    A Temple of Grace 2014 silk-screened Bandana and a silk-screened t-shirt. Great for wearing on the playa.

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    A beautiful metal medallion designed by Ruby Bettencourt and Jeff Howe.

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    A Temple of Grace 2014 silk-screened Bandana. Great for wearing on the playa and a beautiful metal medallion designed by Ruby Bettencourt and Jeff Howe.

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    A Temple of Grace poster is yours to adorn your wall or your Playa abode.

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    A Temple of Grace 2014 silk-screened t-shirt. Wear it. Love it. Burn it and a beautiful metal medallion designed by Ruby Bettencourt and Jeff Howe.

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    A Temple of Grace 2014 silk-screened Hoodie . Keep yourself warm on those cold playa nights.

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    A Temple of Grace 2014 silk-screened Bandana, silk screened t-shirt , Great for wearing on the playa and a beautiful metal medallion designed by Ruby Bettencourt and Jeff Howe.

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    A limited edition sterling silver medallion designed by Ruby Bettencourt and Jeff Howe. A very special remembrance of the Temple of Grace.

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    An Invitation to a Celebration! Enjoy a once in a lifetime feast--dinner on the Playa with David, The Temple Crew. Plus a souvenir -- a night to remember.

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    A beautiful monoprint study of The Temple of Grace hand colored and signed by David Best for your generous contribution.

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    A Mystery Package will include ALL the above rewards, as well as additional works of art that David will generously donate. This remains a true mystery, but could very well include original drawings and prints of past temples.

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Funding period

- (30 days)