Light Up Kelowna

An urban screen bringing a digital experience to downtown Kelowna

Light up Kelowna is an annual event of digital installations that are projected onto the outside of the Rotary Centre for the Arts that showcase images and sounds crated by FCCS faculty and students.

This community project has been made possible in partnership with the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan and the support of the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Featured Projections

Virtual Worlds Exhibition showcases student work from VISA 269.001: Strategies in Digital Art: Virtual Worlds with instructor Emerald Holt. The projects are a culmination of the students’ finest video fly-through compositions.

View the student work

The projections are free to view and will be shown on the exterior of the Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave.) from 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. from April 21 to May 31, 2022.

Past Projections

Projections are shown on the exterior of the Rotary Centre for the Arts from November to April each year. 

  • Autolume Acedia

    Autolume Acedia was show for the month of February, 2022. It is a hallucinatory meditation on the ancient emotion called acedia. Acedia describes a mixture of contemplative apathy, nervous nostalgia, and paralyzed angst.

  • Celestial Bodies projection 2021

    Celestial Bodies is a multicultural creation of animated media that tell ancient astrological stories, exploring the belief systems that make up Canadian and Indigenous society’s diverse fabric. Learn more…

  • The work of BFA and MFA alumnus Jacen Dennis was featured as part of Pride Week in November 2021. This animated artwork explores ideas of belongingness: in nature, in community, in one’s own body, spanning from a time early in his transition to the current day.

  • Kaytlyn Barkved Neuroqueer Imaging

    DAHU graduate student Kaytlyn Barkved showcased her work, Neuroqueer Imaging as part of Light Up Kelowna in March 2021. Learn More…

  • Same Neal LUK projection

    MFA student Sam Neal showcased his work, Inland Waters as part of Light Up Kelowna in March 2021. Learn more…