Crystal Bridges Event Calendar

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art offers a wide range of activities for all ages and interests.
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Light Night

Get your glow sticks ready for our sixth annual Light Night festival! Explore an illuminated wonderland of creativity, lights, music, and dance around Leo Villareal’s Buckyball. Kishi Bashi and ensemble hit the main stage for a high-energy electronic pop set directed by the award-winning instrumentalist. Kishi Bashi is known for his unique looping and participatory shows with world class ensembles from symphonies to rock bands, like Of Montreal, Jupiter One, and Tall Tall Trees. The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra joins Kishi Bashi for a special collaboration with their string quartet. Opening set by Vanimal Kingdom, bringing the party to life with funky grooves.

Catch a sound spectacle parade that’s a mashup of the Bentonville High School West marching band, bicyclists, and a car horn choir directed by Austin-based sound artist Steve Parker, pop-up light art installations by the Hillberry Festival, fire dancers, glow artmaking, a black-light graffiti wall, and more. A cash bar and food trucks are available. This event is open to all ages! Follow the Light Night Facebook event for more information. Click here for a parking map.

7:30 to 9 pm | Vanimal Kingdom on the Main Stage
7:30 to 9:30 pm | DJ Theronious Chunk at Buckyball
7:30 pm to 11 pm | Food Trucks Open
8 to 11 pm | Artmaking Begins, Glow-On
8 to 9 pm | Got Flow? Fire Dancers
9 to 9:25 pm | Sound Parade
9:30 to 11 pm | Kishi Bashi on the Main Stage
9:30 to 10:30 pm | Got Flow? Fire Dancers

FREE, no registration required.

Sponsored by JTH Productions.

Special thanks to our collaborators!

Kishi Bashi
Vanimal Kingdom
DJ Theronious Chunk
Got Flow? Fire Performers
Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra

✨Sound Parade✨
Steve Parker
Bentonville High School; West Band
Fayetteville Bike Polo

Edmund Harriss
Brett Drachenburg
Trisha Guting and Out of Hand Artists Collective

✨Community Collaborators✨
Deadhead Productions
Wicked Wood Fire Pizza
Dondi’s Food With Attitude
Kona Ice
Big Rub BBQ
Bike Rack Brewery

Kick off the night with a special Happy Hour presented by Artinfusion and Bike Rack Brewery at 8th St. Market from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and then enjoy a pre-show glow ride from Bike Rack to Crystal Bridges starting at 7:30 p.m. The best-decorated LED bike and costume will win tickets to Art Night Out on Nov. 10.

September 1, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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