Yaletown Illuminated

Be sure to hit the trendy streets of Yaletown this upcoming Friday and Saturday ( February 11 and 12) for a show unlike any other.

Originally brought to life in 2009, Illuminate Yaletown brings the talent of light artists to its heritage district. The display of interactive light installations will showcase the talents of the artist in an event that strengthens community bond and spirit.

This free winter party was on hiatus last year during the 2010 Olympics, so its reintroduction to the city will also be celebrating the one-year anniversary of Vancouver’s tremendous efforts.

You can expect to see installations by artists from:

“With 18 locations and 20 light art installations, Illuminate Yaletown will bring crowds of people to the street to enjoy amazing art and interactive displays.” The full map of locations can be found here along with in-depth descriptions of the displays.

IY is also hosting  a Flickr Photo Contest. Visitors to the exhibit  may submit a photo from the eventtheto the Photo Contest Group. The contest is open from the night of the exhibit, February 11, until March 6th. The contest was designed to encourage Vancouverites to appreciate the beauty of the city and the exhibit. The contest winner receivesa $500 worth of prizes. Full contest details can be found here.

Don’t forget –the event is entirely free for anyone to enjoy. Come out and enjoy the night!

Please check out the Facebook and Twitter pages for Illuminate Yaletown 2011.

By Melissa Kennedy