Why a Light Festival?

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Inspired by light festivals around the world, the Portland Winter Light Festival celebrates the spirit of winter and the warmth of community through a dazzling array of light, color, artistry and imagination in a city renown for its culture and creativity. Light festivals bring new audiences to contemporary art while drawing different segments of society into a shared experience. Festivals of this kind generate critical opportunities for artists, designers, creatives, makers and performers and inspire cross-discipline collaborations and new ideas. In addition, shared participation in cyclical community events is an engine for community coherence. We look forward to igniting the imagination in all of us February 1-4, 2017! Please join us!


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