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LUMA Projection Arts Festival
September 10 @ 5:00 pm - September 11 @ 10:00 pm
An event every 2 days that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until September 11, 2021
This year, LUMA will require festival attendees to book FREE time reservations in advance of the festival by visiting lumafestival.com.
In a place so steeped in a history of ingenuity and so supportive of a thriving arts scene, it’s only natural that two of those artists would dream of – and execute – something this big. The LUMA projection arts festival is big. Both in the sense of the buildings that transform into canvasses and the tens of thousands who show up to witness the exciting sights each September.
“We give the artists an incredible amount of freedom and they love it,” Bernard says. “We hand them a stack of buildings and say, ‘What inspires you, what do you want to be your canvas, what do you want to create, what’s the story you want to tell?’” That storytelling is another key to the differentiation and success of the festival.
“We ask them to tell a story. We try to elevate projection mapping beyond fireworks, beyond spectacle,” Bernard says. “We want them to make an emotional connection with their audience.’”
The stories are told again and again and again on buildings across the city each September. And you’re invited to be part of these stories.