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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