Illuminares to return to Trout Lake this summer


After a two-year absence from Trout Lake, Public Dreams’s Illuminares Lantern Festival is making a return to its old stomping grounds this summer.

The festival was pushed out of Trout Lake for the past two years, due to construction in the park and financial pressures. In 2010, it was held indoors at W2, and last year it took place at Canada Place.

But in a news release, the organization said it was in talks with the city to hold the event July 21 at Trout Lake, and, said creative director Azfir, “Initial talks with the City of Vancouver have been promising and we anticipate that we’ll receive the green light.”

Public Dreams is calling for financial support from the public, with an aniticipated increase in costs to cover the city’s new traffic, safety, and security requirements.

The organization has put out a call for visual artists to submit two-dimensional work on the theme of “Let Your Bright Line Shine!”, in any medium, for consideration in the marketing campaign for Illuminares 2012. If their work is selected, artists will receive $500 and recognition. Click here for submission guidelines.

A call has also gone out for installation and performing artists for site-specific installations and community-focused art. Click here for more info.

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that's great news! in the park is where this festival really shines it's brightest.
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David Jordan
What superb news. I always thought it shame that it was moved! Bravo.
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