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Live events rescheduled, Light Trail still open Friday

December 29, 2021


Tacoma Light Trail Live events this weekend canceled due to snow, but the art and sound Trail opens Dec. 31.




Tacoma, WA: Like many things this week, the Tacoma Light Trail Live events are taking a snow day. But the light art and sound Trail will open as planned Dec. 31, with opening night parade and performances rescheduled to Jan. 7.


Over 45 venues will host light art from illuminated sculpture and painting to video projection and installations. Highlights include giant frames of stars, projected marine bioluminescence, glowing “planets”, a wildfire window and a big orange Trashoctopus.


As with last year’s Trail, each light art location can be found on an interactive map on the website, as well as in printed form available at libraries and museums. Each light art spot is also paired with local music or poetry, accessible via QR codes at each spot. Light art will be visible 5-9 p.m. every night, and is walkable/rideable/drivable within the downtown core between Dock Street, South 21st Street, Yakima Avenue and 6th Avenue.


“The Tacoma Light Trail was so incredibly successful last year in lighting up a very dark time,” said founding director Rosemary Ponnekanti. “So we’re bringing it back bigger and better than ever, with more artists, more locations and live outdoor events.”


New this year, live performances of music, spoken word, circus and projection art will flow through Tollefson Plaza from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 7, 8, 14 & 15. Performers include Up Up Up crane truck circus, Lelavision musical circus, musicians Jim Meck and Tacoma Fuji Taiko, Tacoma Poet Laureate Lydia K. Valentine and dance from Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center and Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Ulysses Martin returns with live light projection mapping around the plaza. Tinkertopia will offer community light art-making, YogaWild will build a candle labyrinth, and there will be free hot tea.



December 29, 2021