Ontario Place’s outdoor public art exhibition, a visitor favourite in 2019, will return this year. Lumière: The Art of Light (formerly Winter Light Exhibition) is an acclaimed annual art event that will temporarily transform Trillium Park, its new home for 2023. Lumiere, the French word for “light,” combines art and light to create unique installations down by the waterfront. Lumière will run this winter to spring, from March 10 – May 7, 2023. The exhibit will be open seven nights a week, a bonfire will be hosted Friday and Saturday evenings, and guests are invited to experience the event from dusk to 11 p.m.
This free light exhibition invites visitors to explore the park and experience public art created by talented Ontario artists from all artistic streams. Utilizing innovation, creativity, light, and discovery, Lumière inspires Ontario-based artists and creators to “illuminate” the park under a curatorial theme of “renewal”. Lumière is an outdoor event that spans the entire Trillium Park, and these magical and alluring exhibits are best experienced at night.
“We are excited to welcome visitors to Trillium Park to experience the beauty and vibrance of Lumière. As the park transitions from winter to spring, it’s the perfect location for this outdoor public art exhibition. We are also thrilled to provide a forum to showcase and celebrate the work of Ontario artists, providing them with an accessible and beautiful space to exhibit their art,” says Janet Gates, General Manager and CEO of Ontario Place.
Ontario Place recently hosted a call for Ontario-based artists for submissions, which closed on January 16, 2023. The submissions this year exceeded any prior year, with 60 proposals received and then reviewed through a juried process. As a result, 16 projects have been selected and will be showcased at Lumière: The Art of Light.