Burn baby burn: Community art project lights up the night

  • Shine, the 2017 Burning Basket, burns on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Residents gather around this year’s Burning Basket Project on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 in Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. The 14th annual community art project’s theme this year was “Shine,” and ended with a celebratory burning of the basket and performances by several fire dancers. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • A small basket of blessings hangs off the side of this year’s burning basket Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 in Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. The Burning Basket Project is in its 14th year and is a weeklong community art project that ends with a celebratory burning of the basket. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • A note reading “Be strong, Florida” sits affixed to the side of this year’s Burning Basket Project on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. The 14th annual Burning Project invited the public to help build the basket and place notes and trinkets inside and on its sides before it was burned. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • Shine, the 2017 Burning Basket, burns on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Revelers spin LED lighted poi at Shine, the 2017 Burning Basket, as it burns on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Revelers spin LED lighted poi at Shine, the 2017 Burning Basket, as it burns on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Sparklers ignite as Shine, the 2017 Burning Basket, catches on fire on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Fireworks explode on top of this year’s Burning Basket Project while it burns in a celebratory ceremony Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. This year’s theme for the basket was “Shine.” (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • Sparklers ignite as Shine, the 2017 Burning Basket, catches on fire on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Drummers play music around a fire during the end-of-the-week celebration of the 14th annual Burning Basket Project on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 in Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • Revelers spin poi at Shine, the 2017 Burning Basket, as it burns on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • A fire dancer performs for the crowd gathered at this year’s celebration for the Burning Basket Project on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. After the basket built over the course of a week by community volunteers was burned, dancers treated onlookers to a fire show. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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