Illuminate Salt Lake

Let there be light!

November 10th and 11th, 2017 – at the Gateway and surrounding areas
Friday November 10th 5pm – 10pm
Saturday November 11th 5pm – 10pm
Free Admission

ILLUMINATE is the 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 citywide light museum accessible to everyone!

ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE EXPERIENCE, 2017

The festival will be made up of four distinct experience areas:

ILLUMINATE MUSEUM

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 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.