Sponsored by

Artboard 54


5 pm to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday
79 S. Rio Grande at The Gateway

Enter the STEAM Lab at ILLUMINATE to experience our take on STEAM programming (science, technology, engineering, ART and mathematics), that special place where the creative and technology sectors come together. This space is designed for attendees of all ages to engage in interactive activities built around light and technology.

Exhibitors include Utah Arts Alliance, Spy Hop, Clark Planetarium and STEAMpunk Academy. 

Sponsored by

Doowntown Alliance

Light Lounge

5 to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday
at The Gateway

Light Lounge is the perfect place to begin and end your ILLUMINATE experience. Located upstairs next to the Union Pacific Depot, step inside to our cozy lounge to view this playful collection of light art and projection works. Seating, refreshments and house DJs set the scene. All Ages.


November 12, 2021

5-7:00 pm | SHOWE

8-10:00 |  DJ LoO HoO – DJ

November 13, 2021

5-7:00 pm | DJ LoO HoO – DJ

8-10:00 pm | NVUGHTY NAT

Presented by

discovery gateway logo

Kids Lab at Discovery Gateway

5 to 8 pm on Friday and Saturday
444 W 100 S at Gateway

Little Illuminators love all aspects of this festival, but the Kids Lab is designed just for them. Street level at Discovery Gateway is a safe and vibrant place for the littles to play, craft and experience light art. This year Discovery Gateway’s STEAM Educators will be hosting two activities integrating both art and science. 

Admission is not required as these projects are located on the first level, before you enter the museum.

Copy of Main logo

Dreamscapes: Salt Lake City’s Immersive Art Experience

10 am to 10 pm, 111 S. Rio Grande
This is a ticketed attraction. Reserve here.

Dreamscapes first debuted to the public as an art installation during the 2018 ILLUMINATE: Light Art + Creative Tech Fest. Public support and enthusiasm led its current iteration with doors officially opening at The Gateway in March 2019. More than 150,000 visitors, including 63,000 out-of-state guests, have experienced the attraction at this location. The final days to see Dreamscapes here will coincide with ILLUMINATE, bringing the project full circle.
This immersive experience follows a dream-inspired storyline through colorful vignettes that meander an ethereal labyrinth, an exciting way to experience digital and physical art. COVID cautious and appropriate for all ages, Dreamscapes supports the Utah Arts Alliance mission – To foster the arts in ALL forms in order to create an aware, empowered, and connected community.

Conquer Monster at Clark Planetarium

6 and 8 pm on Friday and Saturday; 40 minute run time
110 S 400 West at the Gateway
Tickets are required. Admission is FREE.

Conquer Monster takes over the Hansen Dome for ILLUMINATE with their galatic showing of Outerdimensional Exploration!

Outerdimensional Exploration is a multimedia experience that combines live music, short film, full-dome visuals, and just the right amount of Broadway theatrics.

Tickets are free and will available on the day of the show. Patrons can pick them up at the Planetarium’s front desk or call ahead to reserve them. Seating will start fifteen minutes before each show. Patrons are encouraged to be on time. At showtime, any open seats will be made available to those who were unable to secure a ticket.


Dreamscapes Main Stage

5 – 10 pm on Friday and Saturday
100 South and Rio Grande at the Gateway.

Live performances and bands at our outdoor stage.

November 12, 2021

5-5:45 pm | r. dub

6-6:45 pm | Man-Made Men

7-7:40 pm | Flash and Flare: An Exhibit of Dance

  • ATLAS Dance Co.
  • Duo Lovers Acrobats

8-9:15 pm | SuperBubble

9:30-10:00 pm | Ursula Major Presents “This is Lit” Drag Show

November 13, 2021

5-5:45 pm | future.exboyfriend

6-7:00 pm | Open Flow Arts Social feat. DJ Matty Mo

7-7:30 pm | PyroTechnix Fire Show Presented by Hana Entertainment

7:30-8:15 pm | Sunfish

8:30-9:15 pm | Stage inactive

8:45-9:15 pm | PyroTechnix Fire Show Presented by Hana Entertainment

9:15-10 pm | Jacob T. Skeen

S.T.E.A.M. Stage

5 – 10 pm on Friday and Saturday
by Olympic Fountain at the Gateway.

Live performances and bands at our outdoor stage.

November 12, 2021

5-6:30pm | Rosin

7-7:20pm | Glow and Gleam

8-9:30pm | Zephyr

9:30-9:50pm | Star Light and Star Bright

November 13, 2021

5-5:45pm | Doli

6-6:30 pm | Icky Rogers

7:15-7:45 pm | Light up the Night with Myriad Dance Company

8-8:45pm | toasterpastries

9-9:40 pm | “Pre-Party Power Hour” with DJ Matty Mo

Flow performers

  • Devun Black
  • Mike B. Black
  • Ashley Taylor

9:40-10 pm | Colossal Collective Presents the Mating Dance