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Free Lumière fest returns to light up Vancouver in December

Vancouver's West End will once again light up with exciting art installations and community events this year with the return of the annual Lumière event.

Vancouver's West End will once again light up with exciting art installations and community events this year with the return of the annual Lumière event.

With a full week of programming in the West End that includes things like dance parties, pop-up ping pong (from public space visionaries frida&frank), DJs, live mural painting, and more, Lumière aims to bring the community together with this free arts festival.

Running December 2 to 9, 2017, Lumière will feature visually exciting pieces of art, including Luna the whale by MK Illuminations. This year, MK Illuminations will have a tree set up in English Bay for the event, and once again the festival is crowd-sourcing a name for the art.

Here's a full list of the featured artwork:

• Sham–Real Shadows by Trevor Van den Eijnden

• Sol and his Cubes at the Dancehall by Chris Mills

• Blue by Khan Lee

• Luminous Birds by Kathy Hinde, produced by Cryptic Glasgow

• Shine with Pride by Tangible Interaction, curated by Burrard Arts Foundation

• Postures in Protest by Erdem Ta?delen, curated by Burrard Arts Foundation

• The Limitation of Words to Describe Feelings by Hfour, curated by Jamie Hughes

• Luna the Whale by MK Illumination Canada

Full programming:

DECEMBER 2

- Launch Night (English Bay & Jim Deva Plaza)

- DJ’s, light inspired performances, umbrella parade & more

JIM DEVA PLAZA EVENTS

DECEMBER 3

- Art Exhibition

- Dance Party hosted by Sam's Dance

DECEMBER 4

- Art Exhibition

DECEMBER 5

- Art Exhibition

DECEMBER 6

- Pop up Ping Pong hosted by frida&frank

- Talk Series hosted by Places for People

DECEMBER 7

- Black Light Mural Painting

- Infinity Boxes by Trevor Van den Eijnden

DECEMBER 8

- Pop up Ping Pong hosted by frida&frank

- Party in the Plaza

DECEMBER 9

- Art Exhibition

- Public Disco

Lumière

When: December 2 to 9, 2017

Where: West End locations (Jim Deva Plaza, English Bay)