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January 25 @ 10:00 am - January 29 @ 10:00 pm
Join us January 25-29, 2023 for Florida’s newest and most exciting art, light, and projection mapping festival. Mad Arts and the Broward County Cultural Division are excited to announce that the award-winning IGNITE Broward festival of art, light, and sound is doubling in size when it returns to South Florida this January.
With 11 spectacular light-based installations by eight artists, IGNITE 2023 promises even more immersive and interactive art experiences than ever, bringing today’s most innovative talent and cutting-edge technology to audiences in Broward.
Five days & nights of immersive art
The third annual family-friendly festival will take place January 25-29, 2023.
For five days and nights, visitors can experience immersive light and sound-based art created by top national and international artists and designers from France, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Large-scale 3D projection mapping and interactive light sculptures and installations will transform two locations in Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach, FL.
Admission is free and open to the public.
IGNITE 2023 kicks off on Wednesday, January 25th at 7 pm at the Museum of Discovery & Science Atrium (401 SW 2 St., Fort Lauderdale).
IGNITE has a new website
“Along with adding more exciting activations for 2023, visitors can expect to see incredible artworks presented on a much larger scale than in the last two years,” said Phil Dunlap, Director of Broward County Cultural Division. “We’ve also launched IGNITEBroward.com, a website where people can learn more about the festival by watching videos and exploring the artworks and artists behind them.”
Kicking things off at Mad Arts
Don’t miss a uniquely immersive evening filled with art, sound, poetry, and dance. We’re hosting a kickoff event at Mad Arts (481 S. Federal Highway) on Friday, January 27th from 5-11 pm.
Go behind the scenes at our Artist Meet & Greet and experience a journey for the senses with Sound Sculpture & special guest appearances from BREAKINMIA throughout the evening.
theVERSEverse will be doing a poetry reading in Spanish, which will immediately be followed by an exclusive panel discussion on literature, music, and NFTs. Select artists will dive into breaking down the boundary between the physical and digital words.Schedule and Locations
Dates: January 25 – 29, 2023
Daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Six interactive light sculptures and installations will take over the gallery and exterior spaces at Mad Arts (481 S. Federal Highway), with extended viewing until 10 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Artworks by MASARY Studios, NONOTAK, Daniel Iregui / Iregular, Seeper, theVERSEverse, and MF Dynamics will be on display.
Nightly 6-10 p.m.: Downtown Fort Lauderdale will feature five spectacular outdoor, digital, light-based art and 3D projection mapping installations at the Museum of Discovery & Science (401 SW 2 St.) and Esplanade Park (400 SW 2 St.).
Artworks by Limelight Projection Mapping, Akiko Yamashita, Daniel Iregui / Iregular, and Seeper will be on display.
Transcending the physical, this year’s festival will also include theVERSEverse’s NFT gallery for crypto-native poetry in the metaverse, live poetry readings, and MF Dynamics’ 3D motion capture creations that incorporate artist Maria Finkelmeier’s musical performances on the marimba.
Stay tuned for exclusive artist meet-and-greets, upcoming features, and special events. Want to learn more about the artists and installations? Visit IGNITEBroward.com.