Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Lumière Festival is returning to downtown Vancouver November 2 to 6, 2023, to brighten the city during the season of darkness with a series of illuminated artworks, light-based projections, dynamic performances and interactive workshops.

This year, Lumière Festival will showcase a variety of artists and their works of art, including international artists from France, Poland and the United States. The interactive, light-based pieces will be displayed in more than 10 locations across downtown Vancouver, the West End, Yaletown, and Gastown neighbourhoods, including:

  Jim Deva Plaza
  1800 Davie Plaza / Morton Park
  West End Community Centre
  Robson and Cardero
  šxwƛə̓nəqXwtl’e7énḵ Square
  Vancouver Art Gallery South Plaza
  Bentall Centre
  Helmcken Plaza
  Bill Curtis Square
  Maple Tree Square

To kick off the Lumière Festival, an open-air spectacle at šxwƛ̓ənəqXwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery, North Plaza) is planned for the evening of Thursday, November 2, 2023, and will feature dynamic performances from Ember Arts, Elektric Collective and more.

“The 10th anniversary of Lumière represents a decade of artistic expression, community engagement, and the joy of experiencing our city in a new light,” explains Deb Beaudreau, curator of the 10th Annual Lumière Festival. “I am honoured to be part of the journey this year, and can’t wait for everyone to see the incredible works of art and performances we have in store this November.”

Lumière is a free, accessible and uplifting festival that brings people together to explore the city and be inspired. Join us this November and celebrate 10 years of light, art and community.

For more information on the Lumière Festival, please visit www.Lumièreyvr.com.

About Lumière Festival

Established in 2014 as a non-profit society, the Lumière Festival Vancouver Society was created to redefine winter as a season of inspiration and coming together through light, art, music, and dance. Now in its 10th year, it is Lumière’s hope to create enriching arts and cultural experiences within public space that foster important community connections and engage diverse audiences.

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Media Contact:

Shelley Hayashi,
Board President, Lumière Festival Vancouver Society

Dennis Pang, Agency Director Popcorn Media