LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fête is a visionary initiative by the Arts Council New Orleans. We utilize local iconic architecture and merge contemporary light, sound installation, motion graphics, and video-mapping practices to create a series of artistic large-scale outdoor light installations across the city each December.
LUNA Fête is the exemplification of our Mission.
By stimulating connectivity across sectors, we shine a light on arts in New Orleans and demonstrate how Art Transforms Community. This festival is truly a cultural exchange that fosters both international economic exchange and increased awareness of and opportunities for the local arts community.
Envisioned as a community-wide experiential event, LUNA Fête began on November 29, 2014 by illuminating Gallier Hall with a sweeping outdoor projection of light and video by France-based La Maison Productions. Ashe’s Powerhouse Theater was activated by Portugal-based OCUBO during the 2015 week-long exhibition. Each year the Arts Council grows with international partnerships and expands the number of both local and visiting installations.
LUNA Fête provides the ideal opportunity to celebrate New Orleans creative industries in new millennium style.
This project illuminates the intersection of art, architecture, technology, film, community engagement, and tourism – with the plan to ignite a movement that stimulates cross-sector relationships and collaboration. LUNA Fête creates the next generation of family-friendly outdoor spectacle that is consistent with the New Orleans community and street-based celebration that inspires awe and connects people to a new era of contemporary art.
Photo credit: Bryce Ell Photography