Art lovers, rejoice! IGNITE Broward, South Florida’s free, annual art and light festival is returning Wednesday, January 24. Presented by the Broward Cultural Division in partnership with Mad Arts, this year’s event is expected to be bigger and brighter, with artists from across the globe and local to Miami-Fort Lauderdale.
For five days, more than 20 captivating artworks will light up several Broward destinations, from Mad Arts in Dania Beach and the Museum of Discovery and Science to Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Created by top national and international artists and designers, each piece defies reality and observes the transformation of light and expression across a range of sculptures.
Featured artists include MadLabs with “Luminescent Sylva”, transporting you deep into the heart of the forest, and Cuban-American artist Richard Vergez with “The Light Pours Out of Me”, where he works with surveillance cameras, projection, mirrors and contact microphones to create a hallucinatory reflection and refraction experience.
The UK’s Tine Bech Studio will bring “Grow a Light – Grow a Tree” to Dania Beach, an interactive reinvention of the playground swing that brings an additional dimension of light and color to the experience. Also in Dania Beach is “Ophelia” by Studio McGuire, an emotive light installation recreating Shakespeare’s famous character as a hologram, elegantly poised during her last breaths in a tranquil water basin.
IGNITE Broward is free to the public and will will run through Sunday, January 28. Art at Mad Arts in Dania Beach (481 S. Federal Highway) will come alive daily, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., with extended viewing until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Exhibits at the Museum of Discovery & Science (401 SW 2 St) and Esplanade Park (400 SW 2nd St) in Downtown Fort Lauderdale will run nightly from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., with extended viewing until 11 p.m. also on Friday and Saturday.
There’s so much art, yet so little time! See the full schedule and learn more on their website here.