A temporary community of art, self-expression, music and self-reliance.
The Effigy is the center of our energies at our events. It embodies our volunteerism, our artists, our goals, our aspiations, our hopes for the future and our memories of the past. For many in the community it is a burning symbol of who we are and what we exemplify. The burning of the Effigy brings the entire community together at the heart of the city for a culminating flash of our newfound experiences and friends. Yet it also reminds us that nothing is permanent. It’s a profound experience no matter how you decide to interpret it.