If you’re looking for some quality wintertime light displays with a story behind them, we’ve got just the event for you. Lumière brings together the best of the local art scene and some truly incredible light installations in the hopes that people are inspired to get outside during winter and engage with public art.

Oh, and did we mention the festival is completely free to attend?

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Dream the Future

This year’s theme uses elements of light, art, and storytelling to redefine winter as a season of “inspiration and connection.” And honestly, after daylight saving kicks in, we could use as much of that as we can get.

“We are thrilled to be launching Lumière with a new outlook this year and to be bringing the community and artists together after some time away. Art should be enjoyed by all and it is our mission to engage and interact with the new generation of artists and those already in our midst,” says Creative Director, Julie-anne Saroyan.

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The re-envisioned festival returns to the city from November 17th to November 27th. This year’s event will feature over 55 artists and performers, illuminated Dream beacons, pop-up performances, workshops, and neighbourhood parades.

Each night of the festival will take place in a different location and feature different artists. From visual artists like Lee Rosenbaum to the award-winning soul, jazz, & R&B singer Krystle Dos Santos – there will be no shortage of unique artists to check out. Folks can also expect to see dance performances by Queer As Funk, Harbour Dance, and Mozaico Flamenco.

The festival begins on November 17th with an open-air spectacle – so mark your calendars, & we’ll see you there!

Lumière Festival 2022

When: Thursday, November 17th to Sunday, November 27th
Where: Locations throughout downtown Vancouver