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igNIGHT illuminates downtown

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Starting off Alberta Culture Days, igNIGHT lit up Fort McMurray’s downtown core.

More than 60 attendees boarded the tour bus and spotted all the illuminated large art deco pieces on opening night.

igNIGHT also treated patrons to live local performances.

Hosted by the Public Art Committee, the theme for igNIGHT this year is GINORMOUS.

Sign up for a free bus tour by Oct. 6, 2019, on the Municipality’s website.

Public Art

Five larger than life art pieces constructed by local, national, and international artists debuted the night of Sept 27. 2019.

Local artist Kritsana Naowahkun’s A Journey of the Origami Boats chronicles the individual routes each person takes to arrive on this land.

She said the piece recognizes the “ginormous feats” people accomplish to find a place to call home.

Find Origami Boots at Snye Point Park.

Fort McMurray’s Boreal Artist Collective setup Spiders & Spirits at Lions Park.

Their installation takes an interesting look at the “ginormous” effect fears have on people and shares stories from the Treaty 8 Territory.

Poplar Crescent Park houses St. Albert artist Blaine Campbell’s Transcendence Engine 2019.

It’s a “larger-than-life” kaleidoscope of shifting images, lights, and reflections viewers can enter and exit.

Also, Jubilee Plaza is the site to see the Golden Pig by Edmonton’s Yong Fei Guan.

Golden Pig is an environmentally friendly piece takes an interesting look at plastic waste, balance, and recent changes to recycling laws in China.

Finally, there’s Intrude by Australian’s Parer Studio.

Designed by Amanda Parer illustrates about the large and damaging effects invasive species like rabbits can have on a foreign ecosystem.

Look for the rabbits also at Snye Point Park.

These public art pieces will illuminate downtown every night from 6-10 p.m. every night until Oct. 6, 2019.