About Illuminate

ILLUMINATE is a Light Art & Creative Technology Festival in Downtown SLC, the first of its kind in the region. This free event, produced by the Utah Arts Alliance, invites the community to explore our city in a whole new light, by highlighting our history, culture and community using light, art and technology.



Getting There

200 E. will be closed to vehicles between 400 S. and 500 S. 

Here are resources for finding parking downtown

Closest TRAX stop is at Library Square on 400 South. This is within the free fare zone, where visitors can hop on and off of TRAX throughout the downtown area. 

ADA Access

ADA drop off is located on 400 S. and 200 E.
For accommodations, please call or text Rio Wimmer 801.547.7736

Rules of Conduct

IllUMINATE is a free event for all to attend. Please note that you WILL be entering through a security checkpoint for the safety of you and others.

No weapons will be permitted on the premises.

No outside food or beverage will be permitted.

Food and Beverage

ILLUMINATE will be serving alcohol within the premises of the festival. Must have a valid ID. 21+ only. Find local beers and spirits from Red Rock Brewing and Ogden’s Own Distillery

Food vendors on site: 

Ground to Earth

Kitty’s Family Dumping

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant


Fry Me to the Moon

Dirty Dough 

WB’s Non-Alcoholic Bottle Shop

Mother of Nature theme

LLUMINATE’s artistic theme is Mother Nature in Light. As the world evolves from a period of collective darkness, now is the time to focus on healing—of ourselves, our communities and the natural world that supports our existence. The artists presenting at ILLUMINATE have been challenged to express their works based on Mother Nature. The theme is grounded in the nurturing and supportive notions of the feminine spirit. You will notice nods to this in the visual presentations but also in our entertainment line up, food trucks and artist booths. Nature has inspired art since the beginning of time; through patterns, colors, shapes and feelings.


This event will be held rain or shine with both indoor and outdoor activities. 

Indoor activities include the STEAM Lab and the film short series Remain in Light, presented by Utah Film Center.

Patrons may also experience The Leonardo’s Flight Exhibit for free.

*additional museum and immersive art space tickets will be sold at a discounted rate of $20. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk or online at leonardo.org