Utah’s Light Art and Technology Festival!
November 9th and 10th, 2018 – at the Gateway
Friday November 9th 5pm – 10pm – Free Admission
Saturday November 10th 5pm – 10pm – Free Admission
AFTER GLO PARTY 8pm – 3am – Ticketed event
Announcing ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE! Utah’s Light Art and Technology Festival.
ILLUMINATE launches the first Augmented Reality and Virtual Public Art experience in Utah!
The Utah Arts Alliance announces the second annual ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE Festival November 9th & 10th at The Gateway Center. This event invites the community to explore our city in entirely new ways and to see it in a whole new light, by illuminating our culture and community through art and technology.
The ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE Festival is a free two-day community art event and a celebration of innovation and imagination for the community, 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, food trucks, local brews & spirits and much more!
Festival locations include The Gateway, The Eccles Theater Regent Street Plaza, and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA). Programming partners include Utah Film Center, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, The Leonardo, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Discovery Gateway, and Clark Planetarium. Over 50 artists and performers are involved in producing the festival.
Artists working with technology and using light as their medium will use the city as their canvas and create projection mapped artwork, light art displays and exhibits for the community to enjoy and experience a first of its kind experience.
The festival will also launch the new ILLUMINATE AR Augmented Reality app that will allow users to use their smartphones to have an enhanced experience with the artwork in augmented reality and discover virtual artworks that are only viewable through the app. In what is an historic technological milestone for Salt Lake City ILLUMINATE will be placing the first virtual public art pieces around Downtown SLC, 15 in total, plus an Augmented Reality experience with the over 30 featured art installations that will be displayed at the festival. The ILLUMINATE AR app also provides a gamified festival experience were users can find holographic robots hidden around the City, can unlock other games and check out the leaderboards of participants that have registered the most experiences at the festival. Participates that have registered all AR experiences at the festival will receive prizes.
Kids activities include the Kids Light Lab at Discovery Gateway, special educational demonstrations at Clark Planetarium, and Utah Film Center will present Tumbleweeds Lite, a kids shorts film festival.
On Saturday night as the festival winds down there is a special ticketed event called the AFTER GLO PARTY for those 21 and older. The AFTER GLO PARTY will be held at the Grand Hall at the Gateway and will feature top DJ’s and performers as well as projection mapped displays, light art installations and more.
ILLUMINATE Festival is produced by the non-profit Utah Arts Alliance. For more info visit illuminatesaltlake.org
Friday, November 9th 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm & Saturday, November 10th 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
AFTER GLO PARTY: Saturday, November 10th 9:00 pm – 3:00 am
Locations: The Gateway 100 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Eccles Theater Regent Street Plaza 130 South Regent Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE – ILLUMINATI VIP TICKETS
Dates: October 9th and 10th 2018
This illustrious group of VIP’s and sponsors that help make ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE possible will receive special benefits, gifts, access to an exclusive secret parties during the event and access to VIP only areas. ILLUMINATI tickets include:
· Access the Secret ILLUMINATI Party on opening night Friday November 19th at 7:00pm. Food, Drinks and Entertainment will be provided.
· Access to the VIP areas of the Festival. Including tables and seating in the middle of all the action.
· Ticket to the AFTER GLO PARTY. On Saturday night keep the party going at the first ever AFTER GLO PARTY. Dance the night away with music from top DJ’s and see live entertainment from Utah’s best performers. The AFTER GLO PARTY is at the Grand Hall at the Gateway on Nov 11th from 8:00pm – 3:00am
· Access to the VIP Area of the AFTER GLO PARTY – Access to the VIP only bar and special VIP lounge area that includes refreshments, water and festival swag.
AFTER GLO PARTY
Join us at the AFTER GLO PARTY the official after party for ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE festival, as we will transport you to another world of art, performance, music and dance.
Top DJ’s spinning all night!
Performances from Utah’s best aerial artists, belly dancers, break-dancers, arco-yogis and more
Massive projection mapped installation by David Giardinelli!
A.D.A.M. LED Art Wall by Darren Gonzol and Tara Scape!
Cash Bar with Beer, Wine and special AFTER GLO PARTY inspired cocktails
Dress code: It’s the AFTER GLO PARTY! With the ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE Festival think all things glowy, whimsical, futuristic, fantasy, and from a place of pure imagination. Costumes that are creative, sassy and fun are welcome at this event! What makes you Glow?
VIP TICKETS – AFTER GLO PARTY
Saturday November 10th 9pm -3am
• Ticket to the AFTER GLO PARTY. On Saturday night keep the party going at the first ever AFTER GLO PARTY. Dance the night away with music from top DJ’s and see live entertainment from Utah’s best performers.
• Access to the VIP Area of the AFTER GLO PARTY – Access to the VIP only bar. Also includes refreshments and special private lounge area.
General Admission AFTER GLO PARTY
Saturday November 11th 9pm – 3am
• Ticket to the AFTER GLO PARTY. On Saturday night keep the party going at the first ever AFTER GLO PARTY. Dance the night away with music from top DJ’s and see live entertainment from Utah’s best dances and performers.
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!
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.
ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE EXPERIENCE, 2018
The festival will be made up of four distinct experience areas:
The citywide light museum in downtown Salt Lake City will consist of large scale projection art on the side of city buildings and light art installations in the windows, lobbies and outdoor areas of local businesses. This citywide museum will illuminate our vibrant downtown area, its culture and history, while also increasing patronage to local businesses.
THE LIGHT LOUNGE
The Light Lounge is a cozy indoor space in downtown Salt Lake City where the community can learn more about the participating artists, the festival and its sponsors. This space will also host talks, meet the artists events and other performance art, video art and music programming. The Lounge will be a comfortable gathering space with refreshments, seating, colorful light art and projections as a backdrop.
THE ADOBE LIGHT LAB
The Light Lab is an experimental space with “hands on” educational experiences. This lab will give the community unique ways in which they can explore, experiment and express themselves with light and technology while learning STE(A)M concepts.
AFTER GLOW PARTY
This is an opportunity to celebrate the city, the artists and to thank our sponsors and donors while also raising funds for next year’s ILLUMINATE Light, Art & Technology Festival.
ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE AND THE CITY
The festival will:
- 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 livability to 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.