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Friday, February 2, 2018

Roadtrip: PDX is Lit this Weekend!

Portland Winter Light Festival is free and super cool

Posted By on Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Yes, the sun is shining and it's 55 degrees in Central Oregon, but seeing as how Punxtatawny Phil just portended at least six more weeks of winter, we figured you might need a little pick me up.
click to enlarge Lumascope community installation by Ink Studio - AMY SAKURAI
  • Amy Sakurai
  • Lumascope community installation by Ink Studio
OK, maybe it's just me that needs to get outta here...

click to enlarge Installation by artist Piano Push Play, Willis DuPont, ZGF Architects - TRIMET
  • TriMet
  • Installation by artist Piano Push Play, Willis DuPont, ZGF Architects

If you're headed to Portland this weekend, head down to the Portland Winter Light Festival, a free event featuring over 100 artists' illuminated art installations, fire sculptures (a prep for the fire pit love upcoming at Oregon WinterFest!) and live performances.

click to enlarge Installation by artist Ulrich Buddemeier - MICHAEL JOYCE.
  • Michael Joyce.
  • Installation by artist Ulrich Buddemeier

Ride the Portland Spirit across the Willamette River to check out the Christmas ships, wander near the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (a major hub for some lit art!) or even stay at local hotels getting in on the action.

click to enlarge Light Chimes by artists Andrew Haddock, Amy Spreadborough., Anmarie Trimble - TOM LANGE
  • Tom Lange
  • Light Chimes by artists Andrew Haddock, Amy Spreadborough., Anmarie Trimble
The Society Hotel, a new hotel in Chinatown, is getting in on the fun with an interactive art installation by artist Jen Fuller, called A Colorful Life, in every room during the fest and all the way through March. Uh, yes please.

click to enlarge A scene from A Colorful Life at The Society Hotel. - THE SOCIETY HOTEL
  • The Society Hotel
  • A scene from A Colorful Life at The Society Hotel.
Why stay in sunny Central Oregon when Portland is so LIT this weekend?

Portland Winter Light Festival
Feb 1-3
pdxwlf.com

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