Call for Artists/Performers

Artists and performers interested in being part of the 2023 Portland Winter Light Festival (PDXWLF) are invited to attend a virtual information session Tuesday, September 13, 6:30-7:30 pm. The Zoom session will answer questions like: What kind of exposure will my work get during the festival?, What are the requirements to show work in the festival? and Can I show my work indoors or outdoors?

The festival is a city-wide, vibrant outdoor arts festival held at the height of winter, when there are fewer free cultural events taking place in the city. Its mission is to build community through collaboration between organizations, businesses, artists and guests by bringing cutting-edge art and technology to diverse audiences while invigorating the city in the winter.

The 2022 festival was a banner year, featuring over 135 popup art installations that filled retail spaces, storefronts that had been empty for years, public spaces, hotel lobbies and businesses. Around 189,000 attendees explored all corners of the city during the eight nights of the event, including four major anchor art sites with illuminated sculptures, video projections, popup performances, food carts and more.

PDXWLF takes place Friday, February 3-Saturday, February 11, 2023 and applications for artists and performers are being accepted through September 23, 2022. Installations must include a lighting component, be family friendly and suitable for a diverse audience. Both those without a location for their installation and those who have a venue to show their work are invited to apply. Full details and applications available at

Call for Artists/Performers

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