Photo by Crashworks
Nova Express Cafe, which has always been the closest thing I have found to Burning Man in the city, is closing its doors this Wednesday night! For some of us debasecampers, we have always associated Nova directly with the event itself, so this is a sad day.
The Nova Express Cafe has existed to make the claim that a unique artistic cafe is an important part of the cultural ecology of the modern urban landscape. Essentially, Nova Express Cafe is an art project designed to explore the parameters of how a kind of art, based on the importance of community and generally motivated by an idea of fun, can function in society. However, The Nova Express Cafe has existed outside the normal channels of either capital investment or art world patronage and now faces severe economic difficulties. The cafe will be closing Wednesday, March 5. The last fifteen years have been a great romantic adventure! Thanks and goodbye!
You will be missed, Nova! Come join us on Wednesday night to pay our respects!