About The Festival

THE ESSENCE OF LIGHT
BOREALIS Festival of Light, is new, an exciting and stimulating blending of Art and Technology, combining breathtaking visual, moving music and sound, from the finest digital artist and creative minds from all over the world. The breathtaking, awe-inspiring visions are a wonderfully uplifting experience for audiences of all ages.

For the past 15 years, Light Festivals have become major annual attractions in Europe and Asia, attracting millions of attendees and stimulating tens of millions of tourism dollars for the hosting cites.

The festivals have come to the United States over the last few years, electrifying audiences in almost a dozen festivals in the U.S. Cities, like Baltimore and Cincinnati, are a few examples of cities realizing significate return on investment, stimulating millions of tourism and tax dollars during the offseason.

These events attract a wide range of all ages, diverse communities, and cultures.

UNITING COMMUNITIES
The BOREALIS Festival of Light experience unites communities, attracting the finest digital artist and creative minds locally and from all over the world.

The Festival brings together a diverse group of attendees from every facet of life, the smiles, the sound of the oohs and ahhs, seeing them share their discoveries and tips of what to see next is truly amazing.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
BOREALIS Festival of Light is forging new education opportunities for students of all ages to get hands-on experience on how to learn about light art.

Opportunities range from having students create light art in the classroom, from competitions to create light art where the winner’s creativity will be shown at the BOREALIS Festival of Light. Other opportunities include receptions and discussions.

OUR MISSION
INSPIRE, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER the creation of new, experiential, and exploratory art forms.

OUR GOAL
Connect audiences of all ages to the arts and stimulate interest in the limitless possibilities of technology, science, and creativity.

NEW VISIONS, NEW FORMS
We believe that working across disciplines and media is the best way to represent our complex world. Art should evolve alongside science, culture, and technology and offer new visions and new forms that are reflective of our times.

CULTIVATING NEW ART
Innovation drives BOREALIS Festival of Light as a new cultural catalyst for creativity. We are on the cutting edge of Light art in North America, and the world is ready to join us. instanThis festival is unique because it showcases an international video projection mapping competition, which features some of the best and brightest designers in the industry. The primary focus of the festival is projection mapping, but it also draws inspiration from lighting art across cinema, photography, theater, sculpture, and lighting design

INTERNALLY RECOGNIZED
The international light art community recognized BOREALIS Festival of Light after our first year as an international, cutting edge event that showcased innovation and creativity. This recognition turned into BOREALIS Festival of Light becoming a gateway for artists to compete in the iMapp Festival in Bucharest Romania for the world’s largest projection mapping competition. The wining BOREALIS Festival of Light artist is invited to compete at iMapp.