Visit Downtown Indianapolis for an Interactive Light Festival Honoring The Indianapolis Foundation's Centennial


Experience IN Light IN, a dazzling, two-day interactive light festival, featuring artists and performers from Indianapolis and beyond, with installations along the Downtown Indianapolis Canal. Travelers will also enjoy discounted Indianapolis hotel rates from Visit Indy.

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) August 08, 2016

At only one event this summer can festival-goers see themselves projected onto the façade of a downtown Indianapolis landmark; witness illuminated "icebergs" floating in the canal; groove at a soulful silent disco; and become part of a blacklight coral reef, among other electrifying experiences. That event? IN Light IN, a dazzling, free, two-night interactive light festival, from 8:52 p.m. to 1:02 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27.

More than 20 artists and performers from Indianapolis and beyond will illuminate the downtown Indianapolis 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, Montreal, Québec:
The U.S. debut of McLarena, an interactive installation that encourages attendees to imitate a dance sequence. Their movements will be projected on the façade of a building in the parking lot.

Brian McCutcheon and MANA2, Indianapolis, IN:
Brian McCutcheon and MANA2 will present Water Mining, an interactive installation that collects and amplifies the sounds of the Canal Walk waterway.

PATTERN, Indianapolis, IN:
Indy's most talented fashion designers partner with PATTERN to turn the Downtown Canal into a roving fashion showcase featuring light-based couture.

Tiffany Carbonneau and Susanna Crum, Louisville, KY:
Carbonneau and Crum 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, Brooklyn, NY
Artist collective YesYesNo 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, Minneapolis, MN
Attendees will leave land behind, figuratively, as they immerse themselves in a black light coral reef, borrowing an illuminated sea creature and interacting with fellow deep sea dwellers in the space.

IN Light IN is sponsored by The Indianapolis Foundation, Efroymson Family Fund, Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment and many other generous sponsors.


Don't miss the most illuminating event of the summer in downtown Indianapolis. Visit Indy is offering special Indianapolis hotel rates for travelers to Indianapolis with rooms available for as low as $99. Book a room, experience both nights of the festival, and enjoy one last summer getaway.

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

One of the first community trusts in America, The Indianapolis Foundation is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. The Foundation is a public charity and an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), a collaborative effort between the community foundations serving Marion and Hamilton Counties. As Indiana's oldest and largest community foundation, The Indianapolis Foundation was created to ensure that the quality of life in Marion County continuously improves; to help where the needs are greatest and the benefits to the community are most extensive; and to provide donors a vehicle for using their gifts in the best possible way now, and in the future as conditions in the community change.

CICF is a $700 million public foundation transforming the lives of Central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, visit, or call 317-634-2423.

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