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As one of New Orleans’s most unique festivals, LUNA Fête connects the local community to contemporary art. LUNA Fête (which stands for Light Up NOLA Arts) blends New Orleans’ historic architecture with contemporary light and video mapping technology, sound installation and motion graphics.
The festival has previously launched with community-created work projected on a historic venue, with additional light installations across the Central Business District and Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. LUNA Fête stimulates connectivity across the community and shines a light on arts in New Orleans just in time for the holiday season.
The festival is FREE and open to the public, and is held in early December with nightly projections.
LUNA Fête is an initiative by the Arts Council of New Orleans to employ the city's iconic architecture as the canvas for large-scale, awe-inspiring outdoor light installations across the city. LUNA Fête initiates a cultural exchange effort that fosters international economic exchange and opportunities for the local arts community.
LUNA Fête highlights art in New Orleans through new and exciting video mapping technology. The festival creates a display that compliments other local holiday lighting displays such as those in City Park (Celebration in the Oaks), on Canal Street and in the lobbies of major hotels such as the Roosevelt and Royal Sonesta.
First known as Place Gravier, it became Lafayette Square after Lafayette’s visit to New Orleans in 1825. Located adjascent to Gallier Hall, Lafayette Square has been the site for inaugurations, yearly...