Night Lights Denver

Daniels & Fisher Tower + KITTREDGE Building + SPARK

Night Lights Denver is a collection of light and projection-based art installations throughout Downtown Denver, including "The People's Projector" at the Daniels & Fisher Tower, the unique two-sided projection on the Kittredge Building, and multiple SPARK window exhibitions.

Venues

Daniels & Fisher Tower (1601 Arapahoe St) + Kittredge Building (1601 Glenarm St) + Various Locations on the 16th Street Mall

Dates and Times

Nightly starting approximately 30 minutes after sunset and looping until midnight

Artists

The artworks are designed by local, national, and international artists, as well as the greater Denver community

Free and All Ages

All programs are FREE to attend and appropriate for all-ages

Our Projection Programs

Daniels & Fisher Tower

1601 Arapahoe Street

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Kittredge Building

1601 Glenarm Street

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SPARK

16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver

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The Artists

Surabhi Saraf
February 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Interblobbing
"Interblobbing" is a poetic dance of emotions, transcending the limits of language and inviting us to embrace the gentle ebb and flow of sensations. The raw, shape-shifting clay blob serves as a vessel for the unspoken, the undiscovered, and the beautifully ambiguous. Set against the night sky, symbolizing the vastness of our emotional landscapes, each subtle movement of the blob mirrors the intricate dance of feelings that define us. Special thanks to Pariah Interactive (software/ project development) & Laura Hyunjhee Kim, fellow blobber / coconspirator
https://surabhisaraf.net/View artist
Maya Man
February 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
shift reality instantly ~ {very powerful}
An interactive, generative meditation on the desire for escapism and the perceived supernatural powers of content on the internet. The piece is inspired by the culture of "subliminals," a genre of videos on YouTube and TikTok that promise to change your life, appearance, or even reality for the better. These videos have titles such as “𝙢𝙖𝙜𝙣𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙧𝙖 ✰ 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙮𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙨𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡”and “.𖥔 ݁ ˖ glow up subliminal calm + overnight ˖ ݁ 𖥔. you will look unrecognizable after ONE listen.” Subliminals are especially popular with young women and teenage girls. They often include cute unicode characters in the video titles, an overt gesture toward the sparkly power that the video supposedly holds. shift reality instantly ~ {very powerful} is a playful work that, under the surface, examines the yearning to use the internet as a portal to discover a version of oneself that exists outside the bounds of the physical realm.
https://mayaontheinter.net/View artist
Sara Ludy
February 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Magic House
"Magic House" (2023) is from the AI-generated series Metamimics that explore the material nature of AI while seeking to unveil aspects of ourselves. Each scene was created using an AI-generated image of a stage performance, combined with text prompts depicting everyday places such as beaches, dinners, and pools. In certain scenes, the stage performance seems to bleed into these places, such as a stage light shining through a blue sky. This spatial bleed unveils its own cosmology — a black box stage through which AI performs.
https://www.saraludy.com/View artist
LaJuné McMillian
February 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
The Portal’s Keeper - A Meditation
"The Portal’s Keeper - A Meditation" is a reminder that movement does not only represent our individual experiences, but it also represents our collective memory, transcending space, time and oppressive social structures. It allows us to connect to each other, our ancestors, our deepest selves, and gives us space to communicate to our future. Movement is a technology, holding the stories of our existence globally.
https://laja.me/View artist
Wednesday Kim
February 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
The Mental Athlete
"The Mental Athlete" is a mental care project by Kim tailored for those at home or the office. Building on past success, like "Aesthetic of Being Disappeared" where a therapist offered guidance, this project features a health trainer promoting mental well-being. Based on personal and surveyed experiences, "The Mental Athlete" explores the link between mental health, cleanliness, and exercise's brain-boosting effects. The work is presented through an enlightening video and an interactive Zoom workout session. Made in collaboration with Rory Scott and supported by The Pylon Lab.
https://wednesdaykim.xyz/View artist
Benjamin Powell
Ongoing
1600 California #3, Downtown Denver
Cacheflowe (Justin Gitlin)
Winter/Spring 2024
Kittredge Building, 1601 Glenarm Street
"Facets 888v"
"Facets 888v" is a real-time generative artwork - a software application that runs indefinitely and creates an ever-shifting mosaic pattern via an array of layout and motion algorithms. The title is a reference to the 888 discrete shapes that create the moving mosaic and the Voronoi pattern created by a novel graphics programming technique. These flat, high-contrast and slow-moving patterns are designed to harmonize with the dimensional surfaces of the Kittredge building.
https://cacheflowe.com/View artist
waveform.exp @ 1555 Champa Street
Ongoing
1555 Champa Street, Downtown Denver
waveform.exp @ 1555 Champa Street
SPARK is an after-dark light and projection program hosted throughout downtown. Using the latest in projection mapping technology and equipment, the Denver Theatre District and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District have found a way to fill temporarily empty spaces with light and magic. Artwork at this location provided by waveform.exp
https://www.waveformexp.com/View artist
waveform.exp @ Denver Pavilions Suite 180
Ongoing
500 16th Street #180, Denver Pavilions
waveform.exp @ Denver Pavilions Suite 180
SPARK is an after-dark light and projection program hosted throughout downtown. Using the latest in projection mapping technology and equipment, the Denver Theatre District and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District have found a way to fill temporarily empty spaces with light and magic. Artwork at this location provided by waveform.exp
https://www.waveformexp.com/View artist
waveform.exp @ 1600 California St, 2nd Floor McClintock Building
Ongoing
1600 California Street 2nd Floor, McClintock Building, Downtown Denver
waveform.exp @ 1600 California, Unit #3
SPARK is an after-dark light and projection program hosted throughout downtown. Using the latest in projection mapping technology and equipment, the Denver Theatre District and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District have found a way to fill temporarily empty spaces with light and magic. Artwork at this location provided by waveform.exp
https://www.waveformexp.com/View artist
Limelight
Ongoing
951 16th Street #101, Downtown Denver
Micromonumental Mapping: Essence of Creation
"Micromonumental Mapping: Essence of Creation" is a projection mapping artwork, created by Limelight, featuring a 3D-printed, 1/40-scale model of the Opéra de Lille in France. Viewable through the window as part of the SPARK program, you can see it from Sunset until 2:00 AM daily, located near 16th St and Curtis Street on the ground floor level of the 16th Street Center Parking Garage.
https://limelightart.net/View artist
Surabhi Saraf
February 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Interblobbing
"Interblobbing" is a poetic dance of emotions, transcending the limits of language and inviting us to embrace the gentle ebb and flow of sensations. The raw, shape-shifting clay blob serves as a vessel for the unspoken, the undiscovered, and the beautifully ambiguous. Set against the night sky, symbolizing the vastness of our emotional landscapes, each subtle movement of the blob mirrors the intricate dance of feelings that define us. Special thanks to Pariah Interactive (software/ project development) & Laura Hyunjhee Kim, fellow blobber / coconspirator
https://surabhisaraf.net/View artist
Maya Man
February 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
shift reality instantly ~ {very powerful}
An interactive, generative meditation on the desire for escapism and the perceived supernatural powers of content on the internet. The piece is inspired by the culture of "subliminals," a genre of videos on YouTube and TikTok that promise to change your life, appearance, or even reality for the better. These videos have titles such as “𝙢𝙖𝙜𝙣𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙧𝙖 ✰ 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙮𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙨𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡”and “.𖥔 ݁ ˖ glow up subliminal calm + overnight ˖ ݁ 𖥔. you will look unrecognizable after ONE listen.” Subliminals are especially popular with young women and teenage girls. They often include cute unicode characters in the video titles, an overt gesture toward the sparkly power that the video supposedly holds. shift reality instantly ~ {very powerful} is a playful work that, under the surface, examines the yearning to use the internet as a portal to discover a version of oneself that exists outside the bounds of the physical realm.
https://mayaontheinter.net/View artist
Sara Ludy
February 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Magic House
"Magic House" (2023) is from the AI-generated series Metamimics that explore the material nature of AI while seeking to unveil aspects of ourselves. Each scene was created using an AI-generated image of a stage performance, combined with text prompts depicting everyday places such as beaches, dinners, and pools. In certain scenes, the stage performance seems to bleed into these places, such as a stage light shining through a blue sky. This spatial bleed unveils its own cosmology — a black box stage through which AI performs.
https://www.saraludy.com/View artist
LaJuné McMillian
February 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
The Portal’s Keeper - A Meditation
"The Portal’s Keeper - A Meditation" is a reminder that movement does not only represent our individual experiences, but it also represents our collective memory, transcending space, time and oppressive social structures. It allows us to connect to each other, our ancestors, our deepest selves, and gives us space to communicate to our future. Movement is a technology, holding the stories of our existence globally.
https://laja.me/View artist
Wednesday Kim
February 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
The Mental Athlete
"The Mental Athlete" is a mental care project by Kim tailored for those at home or the office. Building on past success, like "Aesthetic of Being Disappeared" where a therapist offered guidance, this project features a health trainer promoting mental well-being. Based on personal and surveyed experiences, "The Mental Athlete" explores the link between mental health, cleanliness, and exercise's brain-boosting effects. The work is presented through an enlightening video and an interactive Zoom workout session. Made in collaboration with Rory Scott and supported by The Pylon Lab.
https://wednesdaykim.xyz/View artist
Cacheflowe (Justin Gitlin)
Winter/Spring 2024
Kittredge Building, 1601 Glenarm Street
"Facets 888v"
"Facets 888v" is a real-time generative artwork - a software application that runs indefinitely and creates an ever-shifting mosaic pattern via an array of layout and motion algorithms. The title is a reference to the 888 discrete shapes that create the moving mosaic and the Voronoi pattern created by a novel graphics programming technique. These flat, high-contrast and slow-moving patterns are designed to harmonize with the dimensional surfaces of the Kittredge building.
https://cacheflowe.com/View artist
Benjamin Powell
Ongoing
1600 California #3, Downtown Denver
waveform.exp @ 1555 Champa Street
Ongoing
1555 Champa Street, Downtown Denver
waveform.exp @ 1555 Champa Street
SPARK is an after-dark light and projection program hosted throughout downtown. Using the latest in projection mapping technology and equipment, the Denver Theatre District and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District have found a way to fill temporarily empty spaces with light and magic. Artwork at this location provided by waveform.exp
https://www.waveformexp.com/View artist
waveform.exp @ Denver Pavilions Suite 180
Ongoing
500 16th Street #180, Denver Pavilions
waveform.exp @ Denver Pavilions Suite 180
SPARK is an after-dark light and projection program hosted throughout downtown. Using the latest in projection mapping technology and equipment, the Denver Theatre District and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District have found a way to fill temporarily empty spaces with light and magic. Artwork at this location provided by waveform.exp
https://www.waveformexp.com/View artist
waveform.exp @ 1600 California St, 2nd Floor McClintock Building
Ongoing
1600 California Street 2nd Floor, McClintock Building, Downtown Denver
waveform.exp @ 1600 California, Unit #3
SPARK is an after-dark light and projection program hosted throughout downtown. Using the latest in projection mapping technology and equipment, the Denver Theatre District and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District have found a way to fill temporarily empty spaces with light and magic. Artwork at this location provided by waveform.exp
https://www.waveformexp.com/View artist
Limelight
Ongoing
951 16th Street #101, Downtown Denver
Micromonumental Mapping: Essence of Creation
"Micromonumental Mapping: Essence of Creation" is a projection mapping artwork, created by Limelight, featuring a 3D-printed, 1/40-scale model of the Opéra de Lille in France. Viewable through the window as part of the SPARK program, you can see it from Sunset until 2:00 AM daily, located near 16th St and Curtis Street on the ground floor level of the 16th Street Center Parking Garage.
https://limelightart.net/View artist
Jim Frelinger
January 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
if I forget thee
This is my attempt to reconcile the many ideas I have of Rollinsville, both real and imagined. I represent it through archival postcards and mining maps, Google Earth imagery, as well as film shot thirty years ago when I was in film school.
https://www.byjimf.com/View artist
Birdy Magazine
January 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Celebrating 10 Years of Birdy!
Birdy is Colorado’s premiere creative magazine exploring and documenting the art and culture of our current time. Featuring local, national and international artists, writers and businesses, we offer an ever-expanding spectrum of visual and written exhibitions advocating the creative exploration of art, information and ideas. Birdy is high-end, collectible, evergreen and free to the public each month.
https://www.birdymagazine.com/View artist
Evan Anderman Photography
January 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Progressions
There is a certain rhythm to the landscape of the Eastern Plains of Colorado that moves at a pace largely invisible. Fields are planted, crops grow, mature and are harvested; leaving the ground to lie fallow before being turned under as the growing season begins again. Best seen from the air, Progressions offers a dynamic abstraction that brings this overlooked landscape to life.
https://www.evananderman.com/View artist
Kelly Monico
January 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Florafray
Florafray is an abstract and playful depiction of the unique relationship between pollinators and humans. It emphasizes the vital role of insects and animals in nurturing diverse plant species, wildlife habitats, and our food supply. This animation illustrates the interdependence between human life and natural ecosystems, emphasizing the importance of pollinators in sustaining our habitat and preserving the environment.
http://www.kellymonico.com/View artist
Chaske Haverkos
January 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Pieces and forms; an exploration in color, light, and shape
Waves of color flow across fragmented geometric compositions as the building breathes and undulates effecting the intricate formations and enhancing the architectural features of the building to create a colorful and transformative visual experience.
http://www.chaske.com/View artist
Jim Frelinger
January 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
if I forget thee
This is my attempt to reconcile the many ideas I have of Rollinsville, both real and imagined. I represent it through archival postcards and mining maps, Google Earth imagery, as well as film shot thirty years ago when I was in film school.
https://www.byjimf.com/View artist
Birdy Magazine
January 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Celebrating 10 Years of Birdy!
Birdy is Colorado’s premiere creative magazine exploring and documenting the art and culture of our current time. Featuring local, national and international artists, writers and businesses, we offer an ever-expanding spectrum of visual and written exhibitions advocating the creative exploration of art, information and ideas. Birdy is high-end, collectible, evergreen and free to the public each month.
https://www.birdymagazine.com/View artist
Evan Anderman Photography
January 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Progressions
There is a certain rhythm to the landscape of the Eastern Plains of Colorado that moves at a pace largely invisible. Fields are planted, crops grow, mature and are harvested; leaving the ground to lie fallow before being turned under as the growing season begins again. Best seen from the air, Progressions offers a dynamic abstraction that brings this overlooked landscape to life.
https://www.evananderman.com/View artist
Kelly Monico
January 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Florafray
Florafray is an abstract and playful depiction of the unique relationship between pollinators and humans. It emphasizes the vital role of insects and animals in nurturing diverse plant species, wildlife habitats, and our food supply. This animation illustrates the interdependence between human life and natural ecosystems, emphasizing the importance of pollinators in sustaining our habitat and preserving the environment.
http://www.kellymonico.com/View artist
Chaske Haverkos
January 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Pieces and forms; an exploration in color, light, and shape
Waves of color flow across fragmented geometric compositions as the building breathes and undulates effecting the intricate formations and enhancing the architectural features of the building to create a colorful and transformative visual experience.
http://www.chaske.com/View artist
Cacheflowe (Justin Gitlin)
December 2023
Kittredge Building, 1601 Glenarm Street
Warm Wishes
"Warm Wishes" is a real-time code-generated holiday display that merges seasonal iconography with algorithmically-generated patterns and movement. It sets the intentions of love, peace, snow, empathy, generosity, good food, good company, and cozy holiday magic for everybody.
https://cacheflowe.com/View artist
waveform.exp @ 918 16th Street
Ongoing
918 16th Street Unit F, Downtown Denver
waveform.exp @ 918 16th Street
SPARK is an after-dark light and projection program hosted throughout downtown. Using the latest in projection mapping technology and equipment, the Denver Theatre District and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District have found a way to fill temporarily empty spaces with light and magic. Artwork at this location provided by waveform.exp
https://www.waveformexp.com/View artist
waveform.exp @ 303 16th Street
Ongoing
303 16th Street #120, Downtown Denver
waveform.exp @ 303 16th Street
SPARK is an after-dark light and projection program hosted throughout downtown. Using the latest in projection mapping technology and equipment, the Denver Theatre District and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District have found a way to fill temporarily empty spaces with light and magic. Artwork at this location provided by waveform.exp
https://www.waveformexp.com/View artist
waveform.exp @ 1600 California, Unit #3
Ongoing
1600 California #3, Downtown Denver
waveform.exp @ 1600 California, Unit #3
SPARK is an after-dark light and projection program hosted throughout downtown. Using the latest in projection mapping technology and equipment, the Denver Theatre District and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District have found a way to fill temporarily empty spaces with light and magic. Artwork at this location provided by waveform.exp
https://www.waveformexp.com/View artist
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About

Night Lights

Our vision for this project is that Night Lights Denver truly becomes ‘the people’s projectors,’ encouraging Denver to participate and contribute – including the international, national and locally-based artists we pay for commissioned artworks, schools and people walking through the district.

Night Lights Denver partners include Downtown Denver Partnership, Orange Barrel Media, the Daniels & Fisher Tower, the Kittredge Building, and the Denver Pavilions.

Additional SPARK partners include Waveform.exp, The University Building, Hines, Gart Properties, Denver Pavilions, Brookfield Properties, NAI Shames Makovsky, and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District.

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