Light Festival Will Brighten Downtown Canal

INDIANAPOLIS — At only one event this summer can festival-goers see themselves projected onto the façade of an Indianapolis landmark; witness illuminated “icebergs” floating in the canal; groove at a soulful silent disco; and become part of a black light coral reef among other electrifying experiences. TIN Light IN, a dazzling, free, two-night interactive light festival will be held from 8:52 p.m. to 1:02 a.m., Fri., Aug. 26, and Sat., Aug. 27.
More than 20 artists and performers from Indianapolis and beyond will illuminate the Downtown Canal and The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick (along Walnut Street) at the event produced by Central Indiana Community Foundation, in partnership with Northern, to honor The Indianapolis Foundation’s 100th anniversary.
IN Light IN highlights include: Daily Tous Les Jours from  Montreal, Québec and their an interactive installation that encourages attendees to imitate a dance sequence projected on the façade of a building in the parking lot; Brian McCutcheon and MANA2 from Indianapolis presenting Water Mining, an interactive installation that collects and amplifies the sounds of the Canal Walk waterway; and PATTERN also from Indianapolis will team up with the city’s most talented fashion designers in a roving fashion showcase featuring light-based couture along the canal.
Tiffany Carbonneau and Susanna Crum from Louisville will pay homage to Bethel A.M.E, Indianapolis’ oldest African American church with a site-specific video projection onto the 147-year-old building, celebrating its significance and history. YesYesNo of Brooklyn, NY will transform the Scottish Rite Cathedral into an interactive playground with Night Lights/Funky Forms. Attendees will become performers as their body and hand movements are projected across the Cathedral’s iconic architecture, bringing it to life.
BareBones Productions and the Illuminated Reef Collective from Minneapolis will present a black light coral reef, borrowing an illuminated sea creature and interacting with fellow deep sea dwellers in the space.
More information about IN Light IN, including an event map and details about the 20 plus artists and performers featured at the festival, can be found at