Noting BRAF’s contributions, KQED’s “This Week in Northern California” highlights Burning Man artists working in the Bay Area and the spread of Burning Man art off-playa. As they put it:
The influence of the Burning Man art scene is spreading beyond the desert playa. Over the past decade iconic sculptures have found new homes in urban settings, and major civic installations by former “burners” like Leo Villareal (The Bay Lights) are gaining critical and popular acclaim.
One of the forces behind this trend is the Black Rock Arts Foundation, whose mission is supporting community-driven interactive projects with a Burning Man aesthetic.