We love Light Art installations, they have something magical when they lightening up the sky’s, often in spectacular settings, whether it it’s the urban city or wide landscapes.
Because we love to share where cool things happen..
.. here is the TOP 10 of our favourite and Coolest Light Art Festivals around the world:
1. Kobe Luminarie festival in Japan
The installation was produced by Italian designer Valerio Festi and Kobe native Hirokazu Imaoka. Though not meant to be an annual event, it proved to be so popular, the city had no choice but to bring it back every year since then. Festival is usually around December/January..
2. GLOW Light Festival in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
One of the eye-catchers was the colorful dome made of 30.000 LED lights by Luminarie De Cagna. Called Cupola, the dome resembled a building from the Italian Renaissance and stood an impressive 25 meters high and 20 meters wide. Festival is every year in November.
4. Loy Kratong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. A multitude of Lanna-style sky lanterns are launched into the air where they resemble large flocks of giant fluorescent jellyfish gracefully floating by through the sky. Awesome sight..
Image Credits: Bob Asawa (above) & Mark Fischer (beneath)
5. Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium
Again Italian family Luminaire de Cagna created the main attraction in the Ghent Light Festival. The spectacular light Cathedral was build with 55.000 energy efficient LED lights. Usually held in January..
6. Festival of Lights in Berlin, Germany
Every year Berlin is turned in to a large light festival for 2 whole weeks. Artists from around the world light up over 70 famous landmarks throughout the city. The festival is usually around october.
7. Ice Sculptures and Light Festival in Harbin, China
Maybe not that familiar but this one of the biggest light festival’s in the world. The illuminated Ice Sculpting Festival and competition in Harbin displays stunning pieces of artwork where light and ice is combined giving it that magical vibe.. Festival starts in January..
8. Winter Illuminations in Nabana no Sato, Nagashima, Japan
A large wide landscape turned into a giant light spectacle with LED light tunnels, light rivers and even LED sunset of Mt.Fuij. It’s been called one of the best winter light shows in all of Japan. Usually around November – February.
9. Festival of Light in Singapore
In vibrant singapore they finally started a light festival, where artist native and internationally get a chance to showcase their stunning Light Artworks. Festival is mostly around the Marina Bay area and is held around June/July.
10. Vivid Sydney in Australia
Very cool Light festival in Sydney and self-proclaimed largest celebration of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. With stunning projections on the Sydney Opera House and 60 more different light installations. Usually around May..