Illuminated costumes, couture, and creativity take center stage at Arts New Orleans’ LUNA Fête presented by New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and New Orleans & Company. LUNA Fête combines dynamic contemporary art, film, and technology in a multi-day large-scale public art festival. Free and open to the public, LUNA Fête offers innovative and exciting fun for all ages.
LUNA Fête 2023: Wild Creation celebrates the transformative power of costumes, with a focus on lighted fashion. Locals and visitors are encouraged to participate in the fun and come adorned in lights or discover illuminated accessories on site at the festival.
Watch large-scale projection mapping shows across the Convention Center façade, travel among gigantic glowing Mardi Gras beads, dance along to the silent disco, enjoy world-class interactive artwork, and so much more while enjoying a cocktail or tasty treat from one of our many local vendors and shopping for the perfect holiday gift from regional artists. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind illuminating holiday experience.
When is LUNA Fête?
As one of New Orleans’s most unique festivals, LUNA Fête returns December 7-10, 2023, to celebrate the holidays, Crescent City-style.
Where is LUNAFête?
LUNA Fête takes place along the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Park. Beginning at Alluvial Plaza at Julia Street the festival extends along Convention Center Blvd. towards Henderson Avenue. Parking is available at each end of the festival campus.
Where can I find tickets to LUNA Fête?
The festival is FREE and open to the public. Most installations run continuously throughout the festival, with the exception of the premiere projection which nightly from 6 – 10 p.m. every hour on the hour. It is a great family event!
Where can I find more information about LUNA Fête?
For more information about LUNA Fête visit their website.
Projection Mapping: How it Works
Projection mapping, also known as video mapping and spatial augmented reality, is a projection technology used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. These objects may be complex industrial landscapes, such as buildings.
By using specialized software, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program, which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on. The software can interact with a projector to fit any desired image onto the surface of that object. Artists and advertisers add extra dimensions, optical illusions, and notions of movement onto previously static objects using this technique. The video is commonly combined with, or triggered by, audio to create an audio-visual narrative.
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