At Breck's WAVE: Light + Water + Sound Festival, May 31 to June 3, you'll become immersed in the wonder and magic of art.
Typically, a trip to the mountain town of Breckenridge includes skiing, hiking, or camping. But between May 31 and June 3, we think you'll be able to find something a little different and magical to do. May we present the WAVE: Light + Water + Sound Festival by Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA)! Breck's Blue River Plaza will be transformed before your eyes with its creative installations, digital art, musical performances, and so much more. This FREE public event is open for all ages. When:
May 31 to June 3 Where:
Blue River Plaza, Breckenridge "WAVE exemplifies the idea that art is for everyone," Robb Woulfe, BCA's president and CEO, told 303Magazine
. "The large-scale, interactive artworks are freely accessible to all and inviting in a way that traditional gallery exhibitions often are not. This creates unique opportunities for interaction and collaboration among diverse members of our community."
WAVE: Light + Water + Sound Festival Schedule:
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"Les Luminéoles" (Courtesy of BreckCreate)[/caption] Les Luminéoles
May 31 – June 3, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. @ Riverwalk Center Lawn Les Luminéoles is an "aerial ballet of colorfully lit helium kites that dance in the wind over the Blue River each evening." The kites range from dragonflies to carps and everything in-between. Les éléments du NRO
May 31 – June 3, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. @ Riverwalk Center Patio National Repertory Orchestra accompanies Les Luminéoles
to enhance the visual show with its woodwind quintet. LightCycles: A Community Bike Ride
May 31, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. @ Breck Bike Guides at the Blue River Bikeway Deck out your bike with lights and ride around the WAVE festival. Participants must gather between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 411 South Main. Free glow items are provided until supplies last. Angels of Freedom
May 31 – June 3, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. @ Blue River Plaza Angels of Freedom
will have its U.S. premiere at WAVE, and it invites visitors to photograph themselves as they're surrounded by neon-lit wings and a halo. Place/d
May 31 – June 3, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. @ Bridge next to Riverwalk Center and the Arts District A cluster of umbrellas are lit from the inside out and will be floating along the Blue River. It's a large-scale, multi-site installation that will invite visitors to follow its journey. [caption id="attachment_35142" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]
(Courtesy of BreckCreate)[/caption] Elantica
May 31 – June 3, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. @ Riverwalk Center Plaza An off-grid light sculpture made with solar panels and e-waste materials. It's very reminiscent of Tron. Aura
May 31 – June 3, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. @ Old Masonic Hall Tens of thousands of small acrylic pieces are strung together in strands that viewers walk amidst. The kaleidoscopic installation will then be lit up so that the highlights within the paintings are elevated to a new level. Interphase
May 31 – June 3, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. @ Main Street and Washington Avenue This sculpture combines light and sound for an interactive piece that requires both touch and sight. Visitors will be able to interact with the installation as they try to discover all of its quirks. [caption id="attachment_35141" align="aligncenter" width="620"]
"IMPULSE" (Courtesy of BreckCreate)[/caption] IMPULSE
May 31 – June 3, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. @ Ridge Street Arts Square and Washington Avenue This one-of-a-kind seesaw not only lights up, but it also has sound effects! Through the Blue
May 31 – June 3, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. @ Blue River, next to Riverwalk Center Colorado cellist Russick Smith will perform every night on a tiny island in between the banks of the Blue River. The concert offers a fun soundtrack for guests as they view other art in the area. WAVE Reels
May 31 – June 3, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. @ Old Masonic Hall Presented by the Breckenridge Film Festival, WAVE Reels is a collection of short films dedicated to different themes each night of the festival -- Thursday is all about water and pollution, Friday's focus is on music videos, Saturday showcases "Waveforms," and Sunday will be a "Best Of" collection. What do you think? Will you be attending the WAVE: Light + Water + Sound Festival? Which of the above installations are you looking forward to seeing the most? Let us know in the comments below.