Light art

The City of Light actively seeks to bring light art to the cityscape in the form of light artworks, events and other urban culture. Partners include Jyväskylä Art Museum, other operators in the cultural field and light art professionals.

The Jyväskylä Art Museum participates annually in the City of Light event with light themed program. In addition, the permanent Showroom of the City of Light was opened at the museum in 2019, featuring works centered around different light phenomena and the three-dimentional City of Light virtual platform.

The City of Light organzes annually an open call for light art in order to give a platform for light artists from around the world. The City of Light also co-organizes various art and design competitions through which light artists can take part in public projects of the city.

Traditionally, the City of Light seminar in September also includes presentations on light art. These presentations have been given, among others, by members of the Finnish Light Art Society.