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Light-Infused Multimedia Exhibit, “Luminescence”, Opens This Friday with a Giant, Free Outdoor Concert and Community Party

Kick-off the Halloween festivities with Saugatuck Center for the Arts Friday, October 18 with a party under the pavilion to celebrate the opening of the newest (and largest) exhibition, Luminescence. Enjoy a FREE Outdoor Concert, Food Trucks, Craft Brews and Hands-On Art Activities. This indoor-outdoor, light-based exhibition pushes the boundaries of motion media, demanding an equally special community unveiling.

The show is built around the exciting light-infused artwork of artists Simon Alexander-Adams, Patrick Ethen, and Cuppetelli and Mendoza shown in tandem with the massive building-spanning installation, Playful Spaces, by Jeremy Barnett and Jason Maracani.

All of the work in Luminescence and Playful Spaces has an element of light to view, to touch, to alter. Many pieces will include sources of constant light that the viewer will be able to shift or reset through his/her interaction.
Luminescence Opening Reception Promo Video
Once you’ve experienced the indoor gallery space, head outside under the pavilion while the “Playful Spaces” installation wraps everyone in a light-infused hug while the evening grows dark. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy the Detroit-based art-rock quartet, Saajtak, (of which artist Simon Alexander-Adams is a member). As you engage with the tangible art surrounding the event, experience projections and glowing backdrops while listening to Saajtak seamlessly weave together simmering grooves, surprising textures, and melodic hooks.

The evening will light up the senses as people of all ages enjoy the evening under the pavilion and throughout the building.

Sponsors for the Luminescence exhibition, opening party, and school/community programming:

Perrigo, John Cannarsa & Tim Straker, Consumers Energy, Allegan County Community Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, and Meijer.