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

Elizabeth Leister
June 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Somnambulists
Leister’s "Somnambulists" move through moments of restlessness, sleeplessness and anxiety, a reflection of our collective inability to find sleep in a chaotic world. Their larger-than-life bodies cycle through moments of agitation and surrender, inside shades of blue, bathing Denver in a drowsy fog. Featuring Composer & vocalist Kathryn Shuman, Choreographer: Samantha Mohr, and Dancers: Samantha Mohr Joan Fricke & Shauna Davis.
https://www.elizabethleister.com/View artist
Raul Gonzo
June 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Color Madness
"Color Madness" is an ongoing series from Raul Gonzo that began in 2015.
http://www.raulgonzo.com/View artist
Sam Grabowska
June 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
If Only, a Demodulation
A digital sculpture probing structural trauma, emotional processing, and the yearning for change.
http://www.samgrabowska.com/View artist
Jérémy Oury
June 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
It will be a paradise
Inspired by the title of a poem by Mahmoud Darwish, what power does man have over the architecture that surrounds him? Can the lightness of his movements be transmitted to the particles of the physical elements? Project adapted from a larger project created on an initiative of the French German cultural center in Ramallah.
http://www.jeremyoury.fr/View artist
Joel Rekiel, Denver Projection Mapping
Ongoing
Independence Plaza, 1001 16th Street Mall
SPARK Independence Plaza
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 created by Joel Rekiel, Denver Projection Mapping. Windows graciously provided by Independence Plaza.
https://denverprojectionmapping.com/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
Elizabeth Leister
June 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Somnambulists
Leister’s "Somnambulists" move through moments of restlessness, sleeplessness and anxiety, a reflection of our collective inability to find sleep in a chaotic world. Their larger-than-life bodies cycle through moments of agitation and surrender, inside shades of blue, bathing Denver in a drowsy fog. Featuring Composer & vocalist Kathryn Shuman, Choreographer: Samantha Mohr, and Dancers: Samantha Mohr Joan Fricke & Shauna Davis.
https://www.elizabethleister.com/View artist
Raul Gonzo
June 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Color Madness
"Color Madness" is an ongoing series from Raul Gonzo that began in 2015.
http://www.raulgonzo.com/View artist
Sam Grabowska
June 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
If Only, a Demodulation
A digital sculpture probing structural trauma, emotional processing, and the yearning for change.
http://www.samgrabowska.com/View artist
Jérémy Oury
June 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
It will be a paradise
Inspired by the title of a poem by Mahmoud Darwish, what power does man have over the architecture that surrounds him? Can the lightness of his movements be transmitted to the particles of the physical elements? Project adapted from a larger project created on an initiative of the French German cultural center in Ramallah.
http://www.jeremyoury.fr/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
Joel Rekiel, Denver Projection Mapping
Ongoing
Independence Plaza, 1001 16th Street Mall
SPARK Independence Plaza
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 created by Joel Rekiel, Denver Projection Mapping. Windows graciously provided by Independence Plaza.
https://denverprojectionmapping.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
LoVid
May 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
heartsleeves: Best Friends
"Best Friends" is part of LoVid's generative blockchain video project, "heartsleeves". Mixing code-based generative patterns with participatory portraits, "heartsleeves" embraces the distributed nature of art on the blockchain, converting the community into co-creators who mint their own portraits within LoVid's environment. For Night Lights Denver, LoVid draws from "heartsleeves" videos of friends' best friends. Courtesy of LoVid & Tonic.xyz. Featuring Bryan Brinkman and Butters, pixelpete and Topo, & Aaron Penne and Bella. Curated by Peter Burr.
https://tonic.xyz/series/heartsleeves/View artist
p1xelfool
May 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
hü is an exploration about the materiality of light and the relationship between bodies and synthetic surfaces. Curated by Peter Burr.
http://www.p1xelfool.com/View artist
Sabrina Ratté
May 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Entrelacs
Vegetation infiltrates the tower's walls, gradually transforming them into drifting continents on a luminous sea. Transitioning from wall surfaces to topography, the projection reflects on the impact of time on human structures and the subtle evolution of life intertwined with them. It reveals city walls as more than inert structures; they are infused with life, unfolding on a timescale beyond human perception and undergoing constant transformations. Special thanks to Ellephant Gallery. Curated by Peter Burr.
https://sabrinaratte.com/View artist
MSHR
May 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Edifice Voice
MSHR's digital sculptures compose formal abstractions that reflect the complex dynamics of natural systems and human perception, to create a poetic simulation of reality, refracted through consciousness and software. Curated by Peter Burr.
https://mshr.info/View artist
Yoshi Sodeoka
May 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Swarm Perspective (Traveling East)
In this journey titled "Swarm Perspective (Traveling East)", viewers are invited to explore the natural world from a subtly shifted viewpoint. A flock of birds gracefully moves through woodlands, skies, sunlit fields, and cityscape, prompting reflection on the beauty and resilience of nature. Periodic geometric shapes emerge, subtly suggesting the underlying structure of our universe and the order that governs it. Themes of interconnectedness and the delicate balance of existence gently intertwine, encouraging contemplation of one's role within the greater scheme of life. While the video gently hints at the possibility of alternate realities and unseen dimensions, it leaves space for personal interpretation and reflection. Curated by Peter Burr.
https://sodeoka.com/View artist
LoVid
May 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
heartsleeves: Best Friends
"Best Friends" is part of LoVid's generative blockchain video project, "heartsleeves". Mixing code-based generative patterns with participatory portraits, "heartsleeves" embraces the distributed nature of art on the blockchain, converting the community into co-creators who mint their own portraits within LoVid's environment. For Night Lights Denver, LoVid draws from "heartsleeves" videos of friends' best friends. Courtesy of LoVid & Tonic.xyz. Featuring Bryan Brinkman and Butters, pixelpete and Topo, & Aaron Penne and Bella. Curated by Peter Burr.
https://tonic.xyz/series/heartsleeves/View artist
p1xelfool
May 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
hü is an exploration about the materiality of light and the relationship between bodies and synthetic surfaces. Curated by Peter Burr.
http://www.p1xelfool.com/View artist
Sabrina Ratté
May 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Entrelacs
Vegetation infiltrates the tower's walls, gradually transforming them into drifting continents on a luminous sea. Transitioning from wall surfaces to topography, the projection reflects on the impact of time on human structures and the subtle evolution of life intertwined with them. It reveals city walls as more than inert structures; they are infused with life, unfolding on a timescale beyond human perception and undergoing constant transformations. Special thanks to Ellephant Gallery. Curated by Peter Burr.
https://sabrinaratte.com/View artist
MSHR
May 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Edifice Voice
MSHR's digital sculptures compose formal abstractions that reflect the complex dynamics of natural systems and human perception, to create a poetic simulation of reality, refracted through consciousness and software. Curated by Peter Burr.
https://mshr.info/View artist
Yoshi Sodeoka
May 2024
Daniels and Fisher Tower, 1600 Arapahoe Street, Downtown Denver
Swarm Perspective (Traveling East)
In this journey titled "Swarm Perspective (Traveling East)", viewers are invited to explore the natural world from a subtly shifted viewpoint. A flock of birds gracefully moves through woodlands, skies, sunlit fields, and cityscape, prompting reflection on the beauty and resilience of nature. Periodic geometric shapes emerge, subtly suggesting the underlying structure of our universe and the order that governs it. Themes of interconnectedness and the delicate balance of existence gently intertwine, encouraging contemplation of one's role within the greater scheme of life. While the video gently hints at the possibility of alternate realities and unseen dimensions, it leaves space for personal interpretation and reflection. Curated by Peter Burr.
https://sodeoka.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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