Winter Lights on the Bluffwalk in Downtown


Join us for WINTERLIGHTS 2016

Winter Lights 2016 is a FREE outdoor exhibit of light-based art along the Bluffwalk developed by the JRCAH in partnership with AEP and the City of Lynchburg, to be launched on the First Friday in February 2016.
Winterlights will illuminate the Bluffwalk, through light based installations designed by artists. This event is providing an opportunity for Lynchburg’s citizens to engage with unique art and experience downtown in a new and unexpected ...way. It will delight all ages and invite to take a stroll along the Bluffwalk.

With the use of recycled holiday lighting, artists, individuals and groups are invited to create vibrant illumination art , which displayed along the Bluffwalk during the month of February, attracting audiences to Downtown during a rather dormant period.
“Inspired by similar projects (Inlight Richmond, Zoolights at the National Zoo, the Baltimore Zoo) the installation will attract and delight a wide demographic of all ages.” According to David Neumeyer, Vice-President of the James River Council for the Arts & Humanities.

Open call for artists, individuals and groups:
Deadline for design submissions is December 15th
Prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded for best designs in two categories. First, second and third prize will be awarded from a panel of judges and by popular voting.
Detailed requirements and entry form can be obtained at:

Opening night (First Friday in February, weather permitting) will include a ceremony with music, entertainment and food trucks offering warm beverages..
Mid-month, at a secondary event, cash prizes will be awarded to the best three illuminated designs, chosen by a panel of judges and separately by popular voting through social media and newspaper.

The installations will illuminate from the hour of dusk, 4 PM, until 10 PM each night for four weeks running from February’s First Friday, Feb 5, through the March First Friday, March 5.

Be part of the event:
Donate your old but functional Holiday lights! Collection containers will be available at the Downtown Lynchburg Farmers Market and Boonsboro Shopping Center and given to artists
Participate as an artist, create a light based art installation!
Be a sponsor, recognized along the before and during the event.

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