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Lusio to add night of light art to Volunteer Park’s summer event roster

No need to wait for July -- Volunteer Park's summer season is already in motion. This weekend, Parke Diem returns, Saturday, June 4th noon to 7 PM:

No need to wait for July — Volunteer Park’s summer season is already in motion. This weekend, Parke Diem returns, Saturday, June 4th noon to 7 PM:oin us for a day of free, family-friendly fun in the sun! This will be the 6th edition of our park event and we’re so excited to be back at Volunteer Park for another summer kick off!

The date planned for Lusio — a celebration of light art planned for Volunteer Park this summer — was no accident.

It should be one of the darkest nights of the year.

Creator Mollie Bryan has already secured the permit and now she is looking to add more visual and musical artists to help transform Volunteer Park into a light art venue for the first ever festival planned for July 30th. You can help support the free event by donating here:

As the sun sets on July 30, Volunteer Park will slowly come to life and “awaken” with light and sound. Local artists will install and project multiple light installations all over the park for you to explore.The live ambient showcase from the Vancouver BC label, Silent Season, will orchestrate the entire event with beautiful, deep, natural sounds to delight the auditory senses. Visuals will be projected onto the amphitheater wall . Local artists brought in from all over to delight you with their craft.

Bryan’s FnS production company is also looking for artists to be part of Lusio.

The fundraising is planned to help get the event off the ground as Lusio transitions to grants for future editions to help pay for more and bigger artists.

Bryan said the plan for the Saturday, July 30th festival starts with a day of setup and installation. As daylight sets, ambient music will begin at the amphitheater as projections, begin. Other installations will slowly light across the park. You are also invited to bring your own light art display. The installations will eventually all come to life before beginning a fade and slow darkening. Eventually, only the music and projections at Volunteer Park’s stage will be left as the event wraps up around 10 PM.

“Having that balance between light and sound just does something to your senses,” she said.

Bryan said you should bring a blanket to enjoy the quiet end.

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