Get the latest information and behind the scenes activities of the Portland Winter Light Festival.

KATU News highlights the 2017 Festival

Bright and early in the morning, we were visited by Wesleigh Ogle of KATU News.  She was so fun!     Check out the videos:   And check out KATU’s photos of the whole festival:  

volunteers for Fri and Sat still needed!

We need you to help guard Mechan 9 (among other amazing installations)!!! Our biggest volunteer need right now is for late night Art Guardians the next two nights of the festival – you can find out more information and sign up here.

exclusive ‘I Donated’ stickers!

One of our few sources of income is donations from the public and festival goers. This year if you donate at one of our LED donation stations at the festival a volunteer will hook you up with exclusive 2017 festival stickers!

inclement weather – the festival will go on!

Reports of freezing rain and snow in the coming days will not close the festival in any way. In the spirit of a winter festival, we won’t let a little (or a lot) of weather stop us. Bring your family and friends and bundle up and enjoy the amazing artwork over the next four nights!

Artist Spotlight (and talk!): Cat Chiu Phillips

Shine Cat Chiu Phillips Cat is from San Diego and creates site-specific installation work in public spaces using traditional handicraft methods. Her piece Shine is inspired by the lights and lanterns that dazzled her during holidays in Manila. She is honored to be a part of the festival. You can check out more of Cat’s […]

Blogger Tour Invite – Must RSVP!

Pre-PWLF Media Blogger Tour It’s time to check out the next BIG thing in Portland, the Portland Winter Light Festival Bloggers invited – You’ll get the chance to chat it up with amazing light artists & creative tech makers before the Light Festival is open to the general public. What: Portland Winter Light Festival […]

Take home a piece of PWLF History!

Donate $1,000 or more and receive a limited edition Inaugural Event Glass Airplane!   (while supplies last) Local Glass Artist Jen Fuller’s installation “Flighting,” captivated thousands of visitors and quickly became one of the iconic images of the 2016 Portland Winter Light Festival. 100 kiln-formed, projection-mapped glass planes took flight in the back courtyard of […]

Glow Jam 2017 Thurs 2.2

Glow Jam is an open invitation to all who play with light toys to come together to have a dance party! Flamebuoyant Productions will be hosting the Glow Jam with DJ Global Ruckus in the West Plaza during the festival on Thursday, February 2 from 6 – 8 pm. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!