Art lovers, rejoice! IGNITE Broward, South Florida’s free, third-annual art and light festival is returning Wednesday, January 25. Presented by the Broward Cultural Division in Partnership with Mad Arts, this year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than ever, doubling in size with more art and larger activations!
For five days, 11 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 eight contemporary artists and designers all the way from France, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, each piece defies reality and observes the transformation of light and expression across a range of sculptures.
Featured artists include NONOTAK with DAYDREAM V6, an audiovisual installation that generates space distortions; theVERSEverse and its exploration of the literary potential of web3 in poem = work of art; Limelight’s projected mapping Talking Heads, a light art installation with two spectacular heads who show countless emotions and react to each other; Akiko Yamashita with Mother of Tree and Friends, a majestic banyan tree that invites viewers to communicate with an illuminated forest; and more.
IGNITE Broward is free to the public. It will kick off in Esplanade Park and at the Museum of Discovery & Science’s Atrium on Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm.
The festival will run through Sunday, January 29. Art at Mad Arts in Dania Beach (481 S. Federal Highway) will come alive daily, from 10 am – 8 pm, with extended viewing until 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Exhibits at Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale (400 SW 2nd St) will run nightly from 6 pm – 10 p.m.
There’s so much art, yet so little time! See the full schedule and learn more on their website here.