After this past fall’s successful First Light: A Celebration And Preview Of New York’s First Annual Lighting Festival, the organizers of the New York Festival of Light (NYFOL) have announced the first full festival will take place November 6-8 in Foley Square in the Civic Center neighborhood of Lower Manhattan.
“Having a festival of light in New York City is an absolute no-brainer,” says NYFOL co-founder Ira Levy. “Major cities across the world have been doing festivals like this for years, and this is one area that New York has been behind the times. It’s up to the lighting community as a whole—designers, technicians, vendors, manufacturers—to come together to create this expression of our craft as a gift of public art to our great city.”
“We have assembled an incredible group of people to help realize our dream of putting on this festival,” adds co-founder Liam O’Braoin. “And we will continue to seek support. This is an enormous undertaking, especially in a city like New York, and we’re relying on volunteers in design, production, logistics—every aspect of production—to help our first event be one that will make New Yorkers beam with pride.”
NYFOL is a non-profit art group whose vision is to create and provide a unique and delightful experience for residents and tourists, enhancing NYC’s architecture through interactive, static, and projected lighting installations.
NYFOL offers several ways to get involved, as an artist/designer, financial supporter, partner sponsor, festival team volunteer, and more. Email [email protected] for more information, or visit www.nyfol.org.
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