From the Guggenheim in Spain to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the monumental and interactive walk-in sculptures of Architects of Air and designed by Alan Parkinson, have astounded audiences across the globe. Architects of Air has toured the luminaria since 1992 and visited 43 countries. The luminarium offers a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring monument to the beauty of light and color, and where visitors can happily lose themselves. The installation awakens all the senses, creating a sense of wonder and enchantment for all ages. Visitors are transported and immersed into an amazing world of light and subtle and saturated hues, for a unique sensory experience, and brings visual art in places where you wouldn’t expect it. It is a paradox that such a stimulating environment can simultaneously be so calming and comforting. Many people find a luminarium a place for rest or meditation.
Important visitor information: Luminarium is open 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 13. This installation is ticketed. Entry fee is:
$10 – General
$5 – Kids under the age of 10yr
Free – Kids under the age of 2yr
No advance tickets will be sold. Patrons pay at the door. Long wait periods are expected, so arrive early. Children under 16 years will only be admitted accompanied by an adult (1 adult for 4 children maximum). The luminarium is accessible to wheelchair users. Last entry allowed at 11 p.m. nightly. The luminarium will close at 11:20 p.m.