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Light Up the Hills 2017

The Hills are alive with art, light, and music!

The second annual Light Up the Hills festival took place on September 23, 2017 in the Westhills community. Light Up the Hills is a family-friendly outdoor festival of light presented by the West Shore Arts Council and Westhills. Held after dark, featured illuminated artworks created a spectacular glowing effect throughout the community. Event participants walked along a designated path, passing by various performances and artworks, and using hand-made lanterns to guide their way. This community-focused event showcases the creativity of local artists, musicians, and performers.

The featured artworks included three returning from last year's festival: "Aurora" by Limbic Media, "StalagNight" by Studio Robazzo, and "Luminous Grove" by Joshua Schmidt.

This year we included the Phoenix Rainbow Project, which has been featured at several events including Otherworld, Burn in the Forest, Vancouver Pride, and the 2017 Burning Man festival. We also featured the "Registroid" from Monkey C Interactive. The Registroid is a vintage cash register that has been modified into a playable, interactive, musical looping machine with blinking lights.

Local performers included: Circus artist Kaelyn Schmitt, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Maple Leaf School of Russian Ballet, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Allison Marshall, and the Quicksbottom Morris dancers!

Photos by Naomi Devine Photography


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