Lumière will light up the West End with twinkling art pieces this month

Nov 6 2020, 8:56 am

The West End is about to light up.

Inspired by light and artistic impression, Lumiere is returning for its seventh year with spectacular art installations to brighten up the downtown Vancouver neighbourhood.

The exhibit installs illuminated art pieces in the downtown core every year. For 2020, light sculptures are coming to English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza. Old favourites including a 24-foot tall grizzly bear are coming back as part of a collection that pays homage to BC’s wildlife.


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New this year is a piece called Prismatica, which arranges large and colourful prisms so that guests can walk through and see the city through different shades of light.

The free event usually runs for about three nights, but due to COVID-19 organizers have extended it to run from November 5 to November 30, to allow guests to safely spread out and see the pieces.

“We hope Lumière will add a bit of glow to the dark winter season as the year draws to a close,” Stephen Regan with the West End BIA said in a news release.

Some of the art pieces from the November event will stay in place through the winter for Vancouverites to enjoy. Lumière’s organizers say the installations look their best after the sun goes down.

For more information, check out Lumiere. You can stay in the know via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Lumière YVR 20120

When: November 5 to 30
Time: Nightly
Where: English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza
Admission: Free

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