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Illuminate Art Walk


Downtown Raleigh comes to light with Illuminate Art Walk presented by Wake Tech. Parts of Fayetteville Street and Glenwood South districts transform with large-scale, interactive and light-based art pieces that are unique and family-friendly. A highlight of this year's event is Chimes presented by Opendoor, an internationally recognized piece that has traveled globally. Installations shine nightly December 3 to January 7. Free to the public and self-guided.

Coming by car? Secure Parking is offering 40% off rates using promo code ILLUMINATE at the 529 Wilmington Lot and 521 Wilmington Lot. 

Temporary Projection Art –

"Gut Feeling" by Rhett Hissam (@rhettlesnake)

One Exchange Plaza | Friday, December 10th–Saturday, December 11th 

Sponsors


Illuminate is presented by 

Chimes is presented by

Community Sponsors 

Illuminate is also generously supported by Raleigh Arts.

Installation Partners

1

Collectif Blackbox:
Chimes

443 Fayetteville St
City Plaza

Chimes

Creation and execution: Collectif Blackbox A coproduction of Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE Created for Fêtes des Lumières of Lyon

Presented by Opendoor.

 

2

Erik Beerbower:
Bonsai Tree

555 Fayetteville St

Bonsai Tree

With support from 511 Faye and The Haymaker

Find the artist at @erikbeerbower on Instagram

3

Brite Creations:
Glow Zone

555 Fayetteville St
#115

Glow Zone

With support from 511 Faye and The Haymaker

Find the artist at @britelightcreations on Instagram 

4

Brian Brush:
SONARC

2 E South St
Duke Energy Center

SONARC

Find the artist at @brian.brush on Instagram 

4

:
Tinsel: A Walk Through Ornament

2 E South St
Duke Energy Center

Tinsel: A Walk Through Ornament

This sparkly adornment to the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is comprised of 2,460 lights and stands 16 feet tall. 

5

Ellie Richards:
Seating ReArrangements

150 Fayetteville St

Seating ReArrangements

Find the artist at @ellieinthewoods on Instagram 

6

Meredith Connelly:
Mushrooms, III

121 Fayetteville St

Mushrooms, III

Find the artist at @meredith.connelly on Instagram

7

Sabine Gruffat:
Mountain

120 S Wilmington St

With support from VAE Raleigh

Find the artist at @mi55hi55 on Instagram

8

Sabine Gruffat + Bill Brown:
Amarillo Ramp

120 S Wilmington St

With support from VAE Raleigh

Find the artist at @mi55hi55 on Instagram

9

Milk and Honey:
There's Nothing Quite Like Home Cooking

120 S Wilmington St

With support from VAE Raleigh

Find the artist at @mindofmilkandhoney on Instagram 

10

Nate Sheaffer:
WOW

227 Fayetteville St
Poyner YMCA

WOW

Find the artist at @n8tastic on Instagram 

11

Derrick Beasley:
Speculative Resilience Technology: 1-A

239 Fayetteville St
Market Plaza

Find the artist at @brobeas on Instagram

12

Wake Tech and VisionPoint Marketing of Raleigh:
Wake Tech Torch

17 E Martin St
Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street

Wake Tech Torch

13

Giulio Giannini:
Sfumature di Rosso

407 Glenwood Ave

Sfumature di Rosso

Find the artist at @giulio.rose.giannini on Instagram 

14

Nate Sheaffer:
Disco Alley

510 Glenwood Ave

Disco Alley

Find the artist at @n8tastic on Instagram 

15

Tayler Drattlo:
Luxuriate

600 Glenwood Ave
Hampton Inn & Suites

Luxuriate

Find the artist at @taylerdrattlo on Instagram