CUBED Luminous is a 4 day and night outdoor digital art festival consisting of a 12ft x 18ft LED cube and 16 laser projectors projecting on four 8ft x 8ft cubes located at UWF Historic Trust’s Museum Plaza in downtown Pensacola on the closing weekend of Foo Foo Fest, November 8 through November 11, 2018.
CUBED Luminous will partner with the UWF Historic Trust and the UWF Pensacola Museum of Art and will feature a diverse selection of digital and projection art from a combination of both invited and juried (open call) artists. This visually dynamic public art project will activate and illuminate the urbanscape of Pensacola and offer myriad opportunities for our community and visitors to enjoy the city and the dynamic visuality of both emerging and established artists alike.
During the day visitors will be able to observe digital artworks on the LED cube and paint on a temporary wall and small cubes with luminescent black light paint in a community black light zone, enticing festival goers to not only return at night to see the artist projections but to also see their own illuminated art become part of the festival.
In the evenings the festival will be in full visual engagement with the artist cubes illuminated by the projectors, the video and art content on the elevated LED cube tower and black light community zone. To complement the visual digital experience the festival will also feature music with a mix of DJ sets and live music performances from local and regional bands. A live video stream of these performances can be seen on Facebook, as well as the LED cube tower. Attendees will also be able to pick up a CUBED Luminous laser cut paper map and artist guide that can be drawn on and folded into a cube sculpture for them to take as a commemorative souvenir.
To round out the festival, a Makers City Marketplace will also be located at Museum Plaza during both the day and evenings of the festival. The Marketplace will host a curated selection of artisans and designers of craft and vintage objects organized in collaboration with Bare Hand Artist Collective. It will offer an inclusive, entertaining, and educational experience that seeks to engage both local and tourist audiences of all ages. Food trucks will be parked along Church Street during the evenings next to the Marketplace area as well.