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Illumination will light up Canton in January and February. Start at the Cultural Center for the Arts and continue to view each of the eight light art displays throughout downtown Canton.

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.

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