Canton Light Festival

See Downtown Canton in a Whole New Light

Illumination is an outdoor visual experience spanning multiple downtown destinations.  You control the pace, and each person’s journey is unique. Start at the Cultural Center for the Arts, where lightmapping by OBLSK will coat the venue in light.

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2021

6:00 TO 9:00 PM

 

START YOUR EXPERIENCE at the Cultural Center for the Arts.  Then, continue when and where you choose, to take in each of the eight light installations and projections throughout downtown Canton.

 

Artist:
OBLSK

Where:
1001 Market Ave. N

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Cultural Center for the Arts

Light Mapping

OBLSK is a team of artists, inventors, and designers generating the projection mapping and immersive art experience at the Cultural Center for the Arts.

 

Eve Warnock, Pelham Johnston, Alexi Alexaieff, Ryan D. McKee, Marque Reavley, and Aidan Seine make up the OBLSK team creating this spectacular light display.

 

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Artist:
Vincent Lighting

Where:
215 Tuscarawas St. W

Downtown Canton Arcade Coney and Hall of Fame City Ice Rink with Church Mural and People

Hall of Fame City Ice Rink

Light Display

See light displays dance across the surrounding cityscape as your skates dance across the ice rink in downtown Canton. 

Skate rentals are available at Arcade Coneys, along with plenty of quick menu items to keep you warm whether skating or just spectating.

 

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Artist:
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Where:
300 Market Ave. N

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Centennial Plaza

Light Show

See this high tech, architectural wonder will come to life for one of the first times during Illumination with a stellar light show presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The latest addition to the downtown Canton landscape is a tribute built in celebration of the city's role as a pillar of the National Football League's founding over 100 years ago in Canton.

 

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Artist:
Jake Mensinger

Where:
534 Cleveland Ave. NW

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Arrowhead Vintage & Homemade Goods

3D Installation

The 3D installation beside Arrowhead Vintage & Homemade Goods brings an unexpected element, along with a fun and novel experience.  

Artist, Jake Mensinger, uses 3D illustration skills earned at the Columbus College of Art and Design to create a three-dimensional artwork that is out of this world.

 

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Artist:
Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth

Where:
331 Cleveland Ave. NW

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Buzzbin

Light Projection & VR Experiences

See an Ohio music themed window light projection at Buzzbin. Inside, enjoy a curated, light-inspired 2D art wall featuring multiple local artists.

Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, event coordinator, innovator, and activist who strives to create art and make the arts accessible to underrepresented communities, giving artists from all backgrounds a platform to exhibit their work.

 

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Artist:
Michele Waalkes

Where:
537 Cleveland Ave. NW

Julz

Julz by Alan Rodriguez

Light Sculptures

During Illumination, light sculptures created by Michele Waalkes are inside the glass window storefront at Julz by Alan Rodriguez.  

Waalkes enjoys creating three-dimensional artwork by incorporating wood, metal, fabric, and lighting into her sculptures. 

 

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Artist:
Ron Copeland

Where:
227 2nd St. NW

Ron Copeland

Visit Canton

Lightbox Assemblage

The windows of the Visit Canton Downtown Welcome Center will be aglow with the stacked sculptural assemblage of lightboxes, created by Ron Copeland.  

Copeland, a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist, uses disregarded materials as the canvases of his printed, painted, and sculptural works, re-purposing scrap and overstock from a number of stores, galleries, sign shops, and print companies, as well as the Warhol, Akron and Cleveland Art Museums.

 

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Artist:
Nick Nonno

Where:
324 Cleveland Ave. NW

Vital Arts

Vital Arts

Sculpture and Light Projection

A sculpture inside the front window at Vital Arts gallery is painted in realtime using light projection choreographed to music.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in music technology from Kent State University, Nick Nonno is passionate about sound design and incorporates original sounds and compositions into his vibrant works of art.

 

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Artist:
Sargent, Hassam, Chase and more

Where:
1001 Market Ave. N

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Canton Museum of Art

Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism

Several works rarely seen in public, from major artists and held in private collections, will be featured in this exhibition at the Canton Museum of Art.  Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism features paintings and works on paper borrowed from private collections and museum collections and pieces from the CMA’s own collection.

Start your afternoon with a timed-entry admission to the Canton Museum of Art, then continue exploring the Illumination exhibits throughout the arts district and outdoor refreshment area in downtown Canton.

 

MORE INFO> CANTON MUSEUM OF ART

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