Historic Architecture Serves as the Backdrop for Light Projections During LUNA Fête
Your favorite holiday light show is back once again! As one of the most unique festivals in New Orleans, LUNA Fête returns December 12th to celebrate the holidays, Crescent City-style. LUNA Fête (which stands for Light Up NOLA Arts) blends New Orleans’ historic architecture with contemporary light and video mapping technology, sound installation, and motion graphics. Check it out this Thursday night!
LUNA Fête is an initiative by the Arts Council of New Orleans to employ the city's iconic architecture as the canvas for large-scale, awe-inspiring outdoor light installations across the city. LUNA Fête initiates a cultural exchange effort that fosters international economic exchange opportunities for the local arts community. More than 100,000 attendees have enjoyed LUNA Fête in the past few years.
LUNA Fête highlights art in New Orleans through new and exciting video mapping technology. The festival creates a display that complements other local holiday lighting displays such as those in City Park (Celebration in the Oaks), on Canal Street and in the lobbies of major hotels, such as the Roosevelt and Royal Sonesta. Taking place in Lafayette Square and along Lafayette and Fulton streets, video mapping is projected onto Gallier Hall, while other light activations take place along the streets.
Projection mapping, also known as video mapping and spatial augmented reality, is a projection technology used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. These objects may be complex industrial landscapes, such as buildings. By using specialized software, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program, which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on.
LUNA Fête is free and open to the public and has nightly projections every hour on the hour. It is a great family event! For more information about LUNA Fête, visit the www.artsneworleans.org/event/luna-fete.
Are you growing weary of life’s monotony? This means you need to break away from your daily routine. The friendly management team at Brookstone Park Apartments in Covington, Louisiana encourages you to add a little something special to your day by attending this event!
Thursday, December 12, 2019—6:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
602 Camp Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130