Who: Wonderment Action Bus, Holly Lammert
What: Zoom science class about light for k-8th grade in two sections
Where: zoom link
When: November 13 at 12 pm & November 17 at 5 pm & November 24 at 2 pm

Overview: This lesson asks participants to embody light and travel along a journey to see the inner workings of our world external and our internal worlds. While light as a scientific concept allows us to understand our world, it also provides ample analogies and access points to dive into our deeper psychology and philosophies by shining a light on the way we perceive our realities. Following that theme, the lesson is formatted with nuggets of science and short prompts for transformative reflections on self-development, growth and leadership.

Who: Lumeneers, Element 11, and the Utah Arts Alliance with Incandescent Media
What: Podcast episode with Incandescent Media
Where: Watch it here!
When: Anytime

Lumen Land is a walk-through labyrinth of luminous whimsy bringing 3D art and technology together, suitable for all ages to attend. Lumen Land showcases the cross section of physical art and technology in a 17,000 square ft outdoor space. The project consists of large and small scale installations with many photo opportunities created by local artists in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas!

Dreamscapes and ILLUMINATE have partnered with Element 11 to bring you Lumen Land—Salt Lake City’s first outdoor light art and technology immersive experience.

Lumen Land is a pop up exhibit, open for a limited time. Get your tickets before it’s too late!


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Kidvember, a lineup of films for kids available to stream for free on Tuesday, November 10th, 17th, and 24th, complemented by media arts activities from community partners throughout November.

Kidvember is a month-long celebration of film to inspire future leaders, with a focus on international stories and the impactful films programmed during the annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival. The films encourage anyone, regardless of background, age, religion, or circumstance to make a positive impact in the world.

Are you and UAA interested in being promotion partners with us by sharing our Kidvember events on Facebook with the hashtag #utahfilmcenter.org or by forwarding this email through your network? We’d really appreciate it!

Who: Clark Planetarium
What: Art in Satellite Imagery, k-12th grade
Where: Facebook, YouTube
When: November 13, 3PM & November 18, 6PM

Description: You may think that art & science are two very different things, but they share many things in common. Grab your paints, colored pencils, or crayons and join the Clark Planetarium for a fun art activity! We will learn how the shapes, lines, and textures in satellite imagery of planets and moons influences art and in the process, create your very own art piece inspired by science.

Who: Spy Hop
What: Free virtual classes offered by Spy Hop.
Rewired Workshops (ages 9 -12) : REGISTER HERE!
Media Labs (ages 13 – 19) : REGISTER HERE!
When: November 13th – 29th

Who: Sundance Film Festival
What: V/R Sundays
Where: Urban Arts Gallery
When: November 11th, 22nd, 29th at 1, 2, 3pm
Ages: 18 and up

Sundance Institute and ILLUMINATE: Light Art + Creative Tech Fest have partnered to bring you a special and free V/R Experience. Time slots are on Sundays, between 1 – 4 pm. Spaces are limited to 4 people per slot to keep social distancing guidelines enforced.
Attendees will enter virtual spaces using Oculus headsets. Rigorous cleaning and sanitation procedures will be in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Please do not sign up if you have any symptoms or know that you have been exposed to COVID-19.

This event is free, but registration is required:


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ANIMALIA SUM (Sundance Film Fest 2020)
By Bianca Kennedy & Felix Kraus | 2019 | 9 min | VR
A riff on the classic British nature documentary, this optimistic interactive VR experience takes on the future of evolution and the apparent inevitability of insects becoming humanity’s main food source. Fashioned out of animated, watercolored, handcrafted miniatures, ANIMALIA SUM is a peculiar and surreal rabbit hole that takes audiences through a lesson of the medicinal and nutritional values of insects, as well as what it means to be an insect in the new food economy.

The Summation Of Force (Sundance Film Fest 2018)
By Narelle Autio, Trent Parke & Matthew Bate | 2017 | 14 min | VR
In a moonlit suburban backyard, two brothers battle one another in an otherworldly game of cricket in this stunning black and white live-action study of the motion, physics, and psychology of sport. Created by photographers Trent Parke and Narelle Autio, in collaboration with filmmaker Matthew Bate, this VR artwork offers a cosmic, darkly beautiful, and dreamlike metaphor for life.

Kaiju Confidential (Sundance Film Fest 2019)
By Thomas O’Donnell, Ethan Shaftel & Piotr Karwas | 2019 | 5 min | VR
The Godzilla genre is flipped on its head when we get up close and personal with these towering animated monsters. Rampaging across a sprawling Japanese metropolis, destroying everything in their wake in epic fashion, their equally huge neuroses and insecurities take the bigger hit. Paul F. Tompkins and Blake Anderson voice one of the funniest VR series of the year.

Hominidae (Sundance Film Fest 2020)
By Brian Andrews | 2019 | 6 min | VR
The “arachnid hominid” is an original species comprised of photo-composites built from human and veterinary X-ray films—they are intelligent creatures with human and spider physiology. Hominidae follows the life of one arachnid hominid as she struggles to raise her young in a hostile environment. This emotional and exquisitely crafted experience is set in a world of X-ray visibility and wild anatomical re-imagination, where creatures have evolved in surprising ways

Discovery Gateway offers online STEAM learning labs for ages 3 -11. Parents can download a free light maze activity that explores the concepts of light and art. The download is free, and additional resources, activity booklets and video tutorials can be purchased here (link TBD)

Who: Utah Arts Alliance, Rio Wimmer
Where: Virtual Link
What: Learn about attaching lights to your bike

Learn about attaching lights to your bike with Rio. Want to make your bike light up for safety, visibility and style? Check out this online workshop telling just how to do that. Light Your Bike Kits will be for sale at the Urban Arts Gallery during the month of November. 

Ages: All ages, kids with adult supervision

Who: Dreamscapes, Kaycee Lane
Where: Anywhere
What: Minfulness Jars STEAM activities.
Ages: All ages, kids with adult supervision

Make your own mindfulness jar using items you might find around your house. Kits are available at the Urban Arts Gallery for $5 and comes with an instruction booklet. You can also use stuff at home. Here are the instructions.  mindfullness jars-digital

Who: Connect Film
Where: Virtual Link
When: November 13, 2 – 4 pm
Ages: 16+
What: ILLUMINATE has partnered with Connect Online to launch their newest program, Connect Film. The kick off is a virtual, but live showcase of projects by local filmmakers.

BLOCK 1 // Best of 48 Hour Film Project (click to view)

  curated selection of the last 5 years of 48 Film Project films. 

In Partnership with: 

Create Reel Change

Mental Healthy FIT

48 Hour Film Project


Friday, November 13, 3:30pm-4:30pm

BLOCK 2 // Local Film Selection


The Outlet: A Path Through Skateboarding (click to view)

(24 min) Nathan Gentry

“Most skateboarders, who have been skating for most of their lives, have found that skating is much more than a hobby. Obviously, skateboarding is a passion of theirs. They love doing it. However, skateboarding has led them down paths that they could have never foreseen.”


Hobohemian (click to view)

(14 min) Daniel Smith

James Lyons has a unique way of being in the world. For him, building and riding bicycles is an act of deliberate living.