Keep Calm, It's only Temporary

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must announce the time has come to officially postpone unSCruz 2020: Hindsight.

With the recent Shelter In Place announcement, many pieces shifted in directions that led to this decision. First and foremost our deep concern for the health and wellbeing of our community. We also understand that artists and creators may not have access to resources needed to complete their projects in time for the event. And finally, our wonderful venue hosts at the Fairgrounds received notice that they are not permitted to host events with over 50 people for the next 8 weeks.

So postpone we must.

Here is some information to help gain clarity around the “what’s next” question:

Your ticket(s) will remain valid for unSCruz Redux.

Your Production Team remains in full force and action… just at a much slower pace

Art Grant/Theme Camp Assistant Grantees will continue to contact their unSCruz Art Support Team.

Don’t panic. The event is GOING TO HAPPEN and it’s going to be awesome, just not as soon as we all hoped! But if you no longer want your ticket, sell it to a friend, gift it or hop on our UnSCruz: Hindsight Facebook page or Santa Cruz Burners; someone will buy it off you.

But Don’t Despair

Since we simply can’t wait to see all you fabulous people, we will be taking the opportunity to present this year’s Monsters’ Ball in November as the unSCruz Redux 2021 preview! The star of the show will be the new and improved Rainbow Trike Track, yes…we know, how could it get any better? Well, wait till you see what this team has in store with all the extra time they now have to perfect everything. It’s going to be off the charts!

We will also be highlighting some of our Art Grant recipients,  many of whom have already committed to completing and bringing their projects to Redux. This community rocks!

In addition, we’ll be presenting the Effigy that will burn at Redux 2021…and man is it going to be a dramatic burn! The Effigy Build Team definitely built to impress this year!

Monsters’ Ball will be a benefit affair with all proceeds going to the Fairgrounds/Heritage Foundation, our wonderful venue hosts. They are suffering a devastating loss of income as a result of current circumstances. unSCruz ticket holders will receive significantly discounted prices for this event! We appreciate you and your willingness to be so flexible and supportive through all of this craziness.

We are creating an online forum for our Art Grant recipients. Soon they will be able to show us their progress and get us pumped about what they’re doing.

There are so many things that we can do as a community now, these are just a couple of ideas that your unSCruz Production Team is working on. We’ll be reaching out to our community members to inspire creative digital gatherings and project challenges, as we seem to have so much time to fill now that we’re all tucked away in our homes.

We can’t wait to celebrate this community at Monsters’ Ball, unSCruz 2021 Redux and smaller gatherings in between. 

If you have any questions or just want to wax poetic, please email

We love you unSCruz Family,

The OAA / Santa Cruz Burners and unSCruz Production Team

With much love and compassion,

Frosty Paws and Twisty