Free Lumière fest returns to light up Vancouver in December

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Vancouver’s West End will once again light up with exciting art installations and community events this year with the return of the annual Lumière event.

With a full week of programming in the West End that includes things like dance parties, pop-up ping pong (from public space visionaries frida&frank), DJs, live mural painting, and more, Lumière aims to bring the community together with this free arts festival.

Running December 2 to 9, 2017, Lumière will feature visually exciting pieces of art, including Luna the whale by MK Illuminations. This year, MK Illuminations will have a tree set up in English Bay for the event, and once again the festival is crowd-sourcing a name for the art.

Here’s a full list of the featured artwork:
• Sham–Real Shadows by Trevor Van den Eijnden
• Sol and his Cubes at the Dancehall by Chris Mills
• Blue by Khan Lee
• Luminous Birds by Kathy Hinde, produced by Cryptic Glasgow
• Shine with Pride by Tangible Interaction, curated by Burrard Arts Foundation
• Postures in Protest by Erdem Ta?delen, curated by Burrard Arts Foundation
• The Limitation of Words to Describe Feelings by Hfour, curated by Jamie Hughes
• Luna the Whale by MK Illumination Canada

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Full programming:

DECEMBER 2
– Launch Night (English Bay & Jim Deva Plaza)
– DJ’s, light inspired performances, umbrella parade & more

JIM DEVA PLAZA EVENTS
DECEMBER 3
– Art Exhibition
– Dance Party hosted by Sam’s Dance
DECEMBER 4
– Art Exhibition
DECEMBER 5
– Art Exhibition
DECEMBER 6
– Pop up Ping Pong hosted by frida&frank
– Talk Series hosted by Places for People
DECEMBER 7
– Black Light Mural Painting
– Infinity Boxes by Trevor Van den Eijnden
DECEMBER 8
– Pop up Ping Pong hosted by frida&frank
– Party in the Plaza
DECEMBER 9
– Art Exhibition
– Public Disco

Lumière

When: December 2 to 9, 2017
Where: West End locations (Jim Deva Plaza, English Bay)

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Lindsay is a Senior Writer at Vancouver Is Awesome. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive and Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city’s top blog, earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay’s first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com