Submissions Closed

The application period is Now Complete

The deadline for venues has arrived. If you have any questions, please reach out to Chris Herring at [email protected] or Misty Post at [email protected].

The 9th Portland Winter Light Festival is February 2 – 10, 2024.

This call is for Community Partner Sites – local businesses, design firms, retail locations, organizations, art collectives, maker spaces, and more – with a location or venue to host an artist and artists with a location for their installation. One installation per application, multiple applications are ok. One designated contact per application. 

Installations can be light-based art installations or sculptures in windows, colorful and creative outdoor lighting, installations in your own yard or neighborhood, video projections, and more. 

We encourage artists to find their own venue to show their installations. Light up your buildings, exteriors, houses, and yards. Find a local business that would like to showcase your work. Ask your neighbors to be involved and create a light community around your PDXWLF exhibition.

PDXWLF will work to match artists to available venues. It is possible that we may not be able to match an artist with your venue.  

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

No, our art team will select artists for placement in potential venues. Based on availability, logistics, and visibility from the street, artists will be selected for venues that do not already have their own artists on a case-by-case basis. The artwork will be family-friendly. We will likely be unable to place artists in every venue that applies. 

Yes, we encourage venues to show their own art/artists! Please fill out the “Art with Location” application form. 

No, we wish! Large projection pieces cost tens of thousands of dollars, and we do not have the resources to do this scale of work in multiple venues. We’d love to see these pieces all over Portland, but we’ll need much more support to make that happen. If you are set on something like this, we can pair you with a local projection company and artist that can make your dreams come true. 

Yes, absolutely! Please let us know ASAP what you are looking for and your budget. If possible, we will connect you with an artist.

We receive hundreds of submissions and need to review them carefully to determine if the proposals are sound and what best fits where. We consider the venues and artists to determine the flow and how the pieces work together. 

Once we accept a location and/or have an artist to place in that location, we will send you an invoice and link for the participation fee. 

Great! You should complete this form before September 22nd: Location with Art

Stay tuned! Please fill out the Call For Art form when it is released in mid-July 2023. 

Please contact Misty Post at [email protected] before September 15th so the art team can respond.