Affiliate Events

Like light itself, The Portland Winter Light Festival isn’t contained to just our location at OMSI. Throughout the city of Portland, our Affiliate Events bring the spirit of light and community, to venues throughout the city. Each helps to shape the character of our annual city-wide event by energizing businesses and organizations with light-based displays such as window arrangements, lobby installations, performances, and building projections.

All events are free unless noted otherwise.

2017 Affiliate Events

The Light Art at OMSI might be done for 2017 but the festival still lingers on in the month of February with these affiliate events

Craig Winslow’s Light Capsules

 

Rescheduled for the weekend of  February 10-11. Stay tuned for more detailed information

Experiential Designer, 3D artist and Adobe Creative Resident Craig Winslow will bring his international exhibit to the streets of Portland the week running up to Portland Winter Light Festival to illuminate the history of downtown Portland. Craig will use light to bring some of Portland’s vanished signs back to life by projecting revived versions on buildings around downtown. Aft r 4 straight night. Craig will present his biggest installation as a coda for the Light festival during the weekend of February 10-11 (Rescheduled from original February 5th date)

 


Byte Me! 6.0

When: Opening Night – Friday, February 3, 2017 –  6pm – 12am

The exhibit will be up throughout the month of February. Gallery hours are:
Fridays: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturdays: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sundays: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where:  534 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214

The sixth annual Byte Me technological art showcase features creative pieces from local and regional artists that rely on technology to convey their artistic message. The all-ages and family friendly event is a yearly treat for techno-babble gear heads and art lovers alike.

This year includes work by:

Ross Brackett
Greg Brown
Vance Feldman
John Brown
Violet Peña
Andre Brown
Ashlin Aronin
Libbey White
Milkrobotics
Miranda Tarrow
Eran Haas

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Hap Tivey’s Something Light @ Elizabeth Leach

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When: Thursday, February 2nd through March 11th  10:30am – 5:30pm each day,  First Thursday reception Feb 2nd 6-8pm

Where: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Hap Tivey is a Portland born artist who has exhibited work internationally for several decades. Tivey’s work draws from an eclectic base of study that ranges from mathematics and hard science to years of Japanese Buddhist study and monastery retreat. Hap will feature a new installation of his work at the gallery. Here’s some of his previous works currently at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Presented By: Elizabeth Leach Gallery

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Rose City Festival

When: Every night of the festival, dark – 10pm

Where: 1020 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland

The Rose City is of course known for roses, and they have one that sparkles at night! Check out the illuminated Rose sign and a special glowing flowering tree atop the Rose Building, headquarters of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.

 

 

 


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Sunlan Lighting Display

When: Jan 1 – Feb 28

Where: Sunlan Lighting, 3901 N. Mississippi Avenue

“How can I light your world today?”

That’s how Kay Newell, aka The Light Bulb Lady + owner of the infamous Sunlan Lighting on Mississippi Avenue greets her customers. “We’re here to light your world” was my reply. In a match that goes hand in hand, Sunlan graciously offered the Portland Winter Light Festival use of its prominent window space to promote our 2017 event. The display, which features a mini EL wire Tilikum Crossing, an iridescent flowing Willamette River, Mylar rain and stormy Arduino clouds was designed and implemented by artists Nancy Guidry, Jen Kilcoyne, Loly LeBlanc and Erin Piccolo. They could not have done it without the support of Arduino cloud maker Evan Robert Andrew Reeves, plus these local businesses: Ellumiglow, Scrap PDX + The ReBuilding Center… And let’s not forget Jean Margaret Thomas, PWLF’s Technical Director, who fed us on the day of installation. She knows how to stave off hangry. Be sure to stop by and check out our display day or night at Sunlan… and of course, mark your calendars for the second annual Portland Winter Light Festival, February 1-4, 2017 hosted by OMSI.

Presented By: Sunlan Lighting

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Atlanta Lantern FestivalLantern Making Demo

When: 1pm – 3pm, Saturday January 14th

Where: 1115 NW Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97209

Learn to make two basic collapsible lanterns. On 1/14, learn a basic square lantern that is collapsible and portable.   Together, we will produce small mock-ups. (Supplies and space limited; registration link coming soon!)

Presented ByDick Blick Art Materials

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DIY Bling Your Thing Workshop

Saturday, January 21, 1 – 4 pm at Global Homestead Garage (basement) at 416 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214

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DIY Bling Your Thing Workshop

WHEN: Sunday, January 29, 1 – 3 pm

WHERE: PNCA at 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

This year’s Portland Winter Light Festival goers can enhance their experience by attending one of our DIY bling your thing workshops. These  educational workshops will teach basic electronic light decoration using LEDS and EL wire making everyone a pro at making stuff glow.

Workshop registration is $5 and includes a starter kit. Additional kits will be available for purchase at both workshops and anytime at URS Electronics, a generous sponsor of the workshops.

OSH Park, an electronic ecosystem, also generously donated the very cool fabrication of the mini commemorative electronic LED circuit board for one of the kits.

 


PDXWLF Artist Talks

Jessey Zepeda 

Experimental Video Technique Interactivity and Experience

When: Monday, January 30th, 6:30-8pm

Where: PNCA BridgeLab career center at 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR

Multidisciplinary artist Jessey Zepeda will lead a discussion on experimental video techniques. Together the group will explore the origins of these techniques in art, science and open source communities. Discussion will follow on how the techniques have made their way into people’s everyday lives and ways in which they are being used creatively and effectively as a means of mass communication.

PWLF Artist Talks

Cat Chiu Phillips

When: Thursday, February 2nd 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Where: PNCA at 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR

As a featured artist in this year’s Light Festival Cat Chiu Phillips will discuss her process of developing her artwork through public art to creating dimensional and temporary artworks. She’ll share tips on how to activate a space, plan for temporary projects and materials vs. more permanent works and material, to engaging the community in projects and using educational components with community engagement.

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Night Lights featuring Laura Heit

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When:  Thursday, February 2nd, 5-8pm

Where: Regional Arts & Culture Council, exterior north wall, 411 NW Park Avenue at Glisan Street, Portland

Artist Laura Heit will exhibit a piece as part of the Night Lights monthly public art event. Night Light promotes digital media, urban intervention, and technological innovation. On the First Thursdays of October through April, select artists are able to showcase their work on the North Wall of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Night Lights is a collaboration between Portland Community Media and The Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Presented By: Community Media and The Regional Arts & Culture Council

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Are you a business that would like to host an event for next year? Contact us to join the fun at affiliates@portlandwinterlightfestival.com!

 


DIY Bling Your Thing Workshop

Bling Your Bike for Clever Cycle’s Illuminated Bike Ride

When: Friday, February 3rd, 3pm – 7:30pm

Where:
Global Homestead Garage at 416 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214 (The space is in the basement – below the Lovecraft Bar. Entrance is in the back of the building down the rear descending driveway off Oak St.)Bring your bike to the workspace – there’s plenty of room for you and your bicycle – to help decorate it in lights. Workshop staff will be on hand to help you make your rig radiate. There will be limited lighting supplies on hand.
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/365766003796320/

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 Solarplate Printmaking Demonstration Photo of a person making a solar print

When: Friday, February 3rd 6-10 pm Free

Where: Atelier Meridian Print Studio, 820 N River Street B1, Portland, OR 97227

Atelier Meridian’s Master Printers Barbara Mason and Jane Pagliarulo at the fine art print shop will be doing a demonstration of Solarplate Etching, a fine art hand-pulled printmaking technique. They create a drawing on mylar, then use a small Ultra Violet light unit to shine light through the mylar drawing to expose it onto a light sensitized polymer plate. They can then print multiples of the etching.
The Fine Art Print Shop is a .8 mile walk to the Portland Streetcar’s NE Broadway and Ross stop. The Portland Streetcar will offer free rides all nights of the festival to and back from the OMSI campus. Start here and take the streetcar to Portland Winter Light Festival’s OMSI exhibition space and avoid parking hassles.

Presented By: Atelier Meridian

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DIY Bling Your Thing Lantern Parade Workshop

When: Saturday, February 4th, 12:00 – 5:30 pm

Where: Global Homestead Garage (basement) at 416 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214 (The space is in the basement – below the Lovecraft Bar. Entrance is in the back of the building down the rear descending driveway off Oak St.)Join us for a Saturday Open House, as we celebrate and support the Portland Winter Light Festival. We’ll be hosting an all ages lantern building workshop for this evenings Lantern Parade. Since it’s bound to be cold, we’ll have warm (and cold) beverages for the whole family.

For a small cost, we’ll have materials for making tin can, mason jar and paper lanterns. If you’d like to bring your own supplies and assemble them at the shop, we’d love to help you!

Supplies will be limited, so please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/229739460814042/

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Four locations Feb 1 Roy Burnett Motors 726 NW Flander St 5:30-9pm Feb 2 Overland Cars 724 NW Davis St. 5:30pm - 7:45pm Feb 3 Jacobs and Gile 1244 SW Water Ave 5:30 - 10pm Feb 4 Dillen Rogers St StormBreaker Brewing on Mississippi Ave. 5:30pm - late

Experiential Designer, 3D artist and Adobe Creative Resident Craig Winslow will bring his international exhibit to the streets of Portland the week running up to Portland Winter Light Festival to illuminate the history of downtown Portland. Craig will use light to bring some of Portland’s vanished signs back to life by projecting revived versions on buildings around downtown. An installation happening every night of the festival plus one day after.

 


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Mysti Krewe of Nimbus:

Location: Start of Portland Winter Light Festival Lantern Parade. Corner of SE Clay and SE Water Ave.

When: Saturday Night, February 4th. 6:00 – 6:30pm

The Mysti Krewe of Nimbus brings the tra­di­tion­al Louisiana Mardi Gras expe­ri­ence to Portland, Oregon. They give Louisiana expa­tri­ates an oppor­tu­ni­ty to cel­e­brate Mardi Gras in a tra­di­tion­al man­ner, as well as to extend the tra­di­tion to local folks who have a Joie de Vivre and affin­i­ty for Louisiana cul­ture.

They will be on hand before our Lantern parade lighting up the crowd with their illuminated costumes and handing out beaded necklaces. Look for them before the Light Festival starts on Saturday, February 4th from 6 – 6:30pm at the intersection of SE Clay and SE Water Ave. in Portland, OR.

Presented By: Mysti Krewe of Nimbus

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