In January and February, every Friday and Saturday night from 6:00 TO 9:00 PM, the city will light up for Illumination. View projection mapping, light shows, displays, and art installations at various locations in downtown Canton.
At the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, a light projection experience outside on the main entrance (right across from Civic Center) by Columbus-based OBLSK, uses MadMapper and two 10,000-lumen projectors to create the gigantic video mapping display. Experience it from the car or by walking and watching outside in socially distanced, marked viewing areas.
From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, check out all there is to do inside the Cultural Center for the Arts during Illumination as well. Social distancing and masks are required.
- Video mapping on the south wall inside the Great Court by Stark County artist Megan Wanderer using LightForm and one 6,000-lumen projector
- Seven light sculptures created by local artists; Tim Eakin, Errick Freeman, Alexis Huntsman, Ian Lamb, Chelan Riebe, Alaska Thompson, and Michele Waalkes
- ArtsinStark “Genius Lab” touch-free art and light experiments for adults and kids
- An immersive light experience inside Cable Recital Hall by Columbus OBLSK, video mapping three walls with 6,000-lumen projectors and projecting a light show on the ceiling and floor with 12 moving headlights, all syncopated to a soundtrack using MadMapper.
Start early and visit the Canton Museum of Art, where Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism is on view through March 7, 2021. Before you leave, check-in at the Cultural Center for the Arts with the Illumination Path mobile pass. Walk or drive to view each location along a 1-mile loop through the city. VIEW MAP. Check-in at each of the eight Illumination locations and be entered to win a resort getaway to Gervasi Vineyard.