Art Meets Technology at this Unique Festival in Salt Lake City!

Art Meets Technology

ILLUMINATE SALT LAKE is an art festival unlike any other! This incredible 2-day event blends light and technology to create stunning displays all over the city. And to make it even better, it’s completely free!

The festival is billed as Utah’s first augmented reality and virtual public art experience. If you or your kids are into cutting edge technology or art, you’ve got to make the trip.

The event takes place on Friday and Saturday, November 8th and 9th, from 5 PM to 10 PM. The beautiful light art displays will be accompanied by a new app, ILLUMINATE AR, which offers a unique augmented reality experience for virtual artworks, games, and special hidden secrets. There will also be concerts, special labs for children, food trucks, and film screenings. There will be great events happening at The Gateway as well as Regent Street/McCarthy Plaza so be sure to take in both venues!

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 8th

KUAA 99.9FM Stage – 100 South Rio Grande St. at the Gateway

  • 5:30 University of Utah Dance
  • 6:00 Mountain Tribe
  • 6:45 University of Utah Dance
  • 7:00 Major Tom and the Moon Boys
  • 8:00 University of Utah Dance
  • 8:15 Leggy Meggy’sDeLIGHTful Cabaret
  • 9:15 Muscle Hawk

Mirror Ball Stage – The Gateway Plaza

  • 5:00 Anthon (8Bit)
  • 6:45 MFG
  • 8:30 TanSnowMan

Light Lounge – Urban Arts Gallery, 116 South Rio Grande St. at the Gateway

  • 5:00 Konstantin
  • 7:00 Eben Flow
  • 7:00 Connect Artist Event

Regent Street Stage – Eccles Theater / McCarthey Plaza

  • 5:00 DJ Rezon8 – Ecstatic dance with DJ Rezon8
  • Performances by Fire Muse Circus will take place throughout the night.

Dome Lab – Clark Planetarium at the Gateway

  • 8:00 Conquer Monster performing with the film “Outerdimensional Exploration”

*Thisevent is free, but you must have a ticket. Tickets will be available at the planetarium starting at 11:00 am on Friday, November 8th. First come first serve.

Saturday, Nov 9th

KUAA 99.9FM Stage – 100 South Rio Grande St. at the Gateway

  • 6:00 Year of the Dog
  • 7:15 Leggy Meggy’sDeLIGHTful Cabaret
  • 8:15 Mavi Blue
  • 9:15 Lost in Bourbon

Mirror Ball Stage – The Gateway Plaza

  • 5:00 Eben Flow
  • 6:45 Konstantin
  • 8:30 Brain Detergent

Regent Street Stage – Eccles Theater / McCarthey Plaza

  • 5:00 TanSnowMan
  • 6:45 Anthon (8bit)
  • 8:30 MFG

Dome Lab – Clark Planetarium at the Gateway

  • 8:00 Conquer Monster performing with the film “Outerdimensional Exploration.”

*Thisevent is free, but you must have a ticket. Tickets will be available at the planetarium starting at 11:00 am on Friday, November 8th. First come first serve.

Dreamscapes – 110 South Rio Grande St. at the Gateway

  • 8:00 After Glo Party. Tickets required, 21 and up only.

Keep Exploring

Downtown Salt Lake City is filled with other great activities for the whole family. There are plenty of museums, theaters, and parks to enjoy within just a few blocks of the festival, such as Metro Music Hall, Rio Grande Depot Museum, and Pioneer Park. If you’re coming from out of town, it’s worthwhile to make a whole trip out of the festival. There are plenty of places to stay at a variety of price points within walking distance of the festival venues, such as the beautiful Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown, which is right in the middle of all the action. It’s a stylish hotel right in the heart of SLC.  For a more upscale experience, consider The Grand America Hotel. This luxury hotel offers epic experiences to match Salt Lake City’s breathtaking grandeur.

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