Glow: A Festival of Light and Fire
October 20, Santa Cruz, California
An open block near the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History becomes a party scene with fire dancers and digital projections.
Lyon Festival of Lights
December 8–11, Lyon, France
Paris may be the City of Light, but Lyon outshines the capital a few nights each year. The entire city in southeastern France, near the Alps, turns into a circus of light when projections cover the old quarter’s handsome Renaissance buildings and large-scale installations fill the twisty cobblestone streets.
Digital Graffiti Festival
May 19–21, 2017, Alys Beach, Florida
Alys Beach is one of the stylish Florida Panhandle communities that Hoosiers frequent along 30A, between Panama City and Destin. Every structure here is whitewashed, which makes the village a natural canvas for what may be the country’s largest projection festival (and the oldest—next year will be the 10th installment). Artists from around the world cover buildings, houses, sidewalks, and pools with splashy “social cinema.” Even the palm trees are lit up. USA Today named the festival one of the top 10 places in the world to see digital art.