A Light for tomorrow


Let your ideas soar higher, shine brighter, and burst forth in a kaleidoscope of hues that mirrors the vibrancy of our world.

THe 10th-anniversary festival is February 7 – 15, 2025.

The Portland Winter Light Festival (PDXWLF) showcases pop-up art installations in windows, storefronts, and public spaces throughout Portland. With over 274,000 visitors last year, the festival invites people to explore light art installations across the city, support local businesses, and celebrate art and community during the darkest time of the year. This nonprofit event is free, family-friendly and open to the public, aiming to bring digital art to inclusive audiences and invigorate Portland in the winter.

The festival spans nine days, and we request that all art in pop-up locations be illuminated throughout the entire duration. Outdoor art featured at the anchor sites—World Trade Center, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and Electric Blocks—will be available for viewing only on Fridays and Saturdays.

If you have any questions, please email Chris Herring at [email protected] or
Misty Post at [email protected].

APPLY TO GET INVOLVED; SELECT THE APPROPRIATE FORM BELOW AND
SUBMIT BY 5 PM SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2024.

Artists

This is for visual and performing artists. We’re very excited to hear from you!

Hotels

Are you a hotel interested in getting involved as a host for artists or a venue location for artwork? 

Virtual Info Sessions

Join an information session to learn about participating as an artist, performer, venue, or community partner. During these sessions, we will provide insights and answer questions about the submission process, requirements, and more.

Venues / Community Partners Session: Thursday, August 8, from Noon to 1 PM.

Artist and Performer Session: Thursday, August 8, from 6 to 7:00 PM.