Celebrate the season with impressive sights and experiences at the 6th annual LUNA Fête. From Thursday, December 12 to Sunday, December 15, New Orleanians can enjoy the free large-scale projection mapping festival which has now welcomed more than 100,000 attendees over the years.
The festival of light, art, and technology was created by Arts Council New Orleans as part of their mission to "demonstrate the power of art to transform community." The event utilizes New Orleans' historic buildings as the backdrop to projected images and videos. LUNA Fête, which stands for Light Up NOLA Arts, takes place in Lafayette Square and spans Lafayette Street to Fulton Street from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. Gallier Hall (545 St Charles Avenue) is the main attraction, with shows beginning at the top of each hour. All other installations run throughout the evening (some do require tickets due to limited viewing capacity).
According to the event's organizers, the festival has presented some of the world's top light and projection-based artists. Training is also provided to local artists to advance their capabilities "to create large-scale and interactive art animated with light."
During LUNA Fête, food and drink are available for purchase. Tickets to the LUNA Lounge, presented by Escape My Room, are also available. Inside the lounge is an indoor heated VIP oasis which includes a LeBLANC+SMITH experience, with each night featuring a different chef's creation. Complimentary food, non-alcoholic drinks, and cocktail tickets for adults over 21 are included, as well as dedicated restrooms and exclusive light art installations.
Whether you're stopping by after work or making an evening of it, the four-day event is a great for families and people of all ages.