The ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE Festival is a free community art event and a celebration of innovation and imagination for art lovers, and families. The festival features installations by more than 30 artists, live music and performances, kids activities, a kids short film fest, interactive light art demonstrations, virtual reality arts displays and much more!
ILLUMINATE is a first of its kind Projection Art & Technology festival in downtown Salt Lake City. This free event invites the community to explore our city in entirely new ways and to see it in a whole new light, by illuminating our history, culture and community through art and technology.
Artists working with technology and creative industries will use the city’s unique architecture as a blank canvas. They will create large projection artwork for everyone in the community to enjoy and experience a shared sense of place. Additional performances, music and light art installations will be placed around the downtown area creating a city wide light museum accessible to everyone!
At The Gateway:
Large Scale Projection Mapping – November 13 – 29, sunset to 10 pm. Exterior rooftops on and around Union Pacific Depot.
Luminosity Curiosity Showcase – November 20 & 27, 7 – 9 pm
Light Bike Ride – November 21, 5 – 9 p.m. Two stops at The Gateway.
ILLUMINATE headquarters (at the gallery and Dreamscapes). Stop by for maps and information during business hours.
FESTIVAL GOALS & OBJECTIVES
To illuminate our city’s history, culture and architecture through art.
To bring our growing technology sector together with artists to collaborate on work that gives our community a sense of place, while adding to the livability of the city.
To provide career building platforms and technology training for artists.
To bring our diverse communities together in downtown Salt Lake City to enhance its vibrancy, through new media arts.