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MAD Arts in Dania Beach will feature immersive art by three artists, including the experience States of Matter by Susan Narduli | Photo Courtesy of Broward Cultural Division

Broward Cultural Division hosts five days and nights of interactive art for all ages, January 26-30, 2022

Follow the light to IGNITE, Broward’s new family-friendly immersive art experience showcasing exciting interactive light and video installations by leading contemporary artists and designers. Site-specific artworks will illuminate and activate locations in Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach from January 26 to January 30, 2021. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Downtown Fort Lauderdale will come alive nightly from 6 – 10 pm with spectacular outdoor digital and light-based art at the Museum of Discovery & Science (401 SW 2 St.) and Esplanade Park (400 SW 2 St.).

Daily from 10 am – 8 pm, captivating indoor video, light and design exhibitions will be on display at MAD Arts in Dania Beach (481 S. Federal Highway), with timed reservations available.

Trees at Esplanade Park with art by Glowing Bulbs
Trees at Esplanade Park with art by Glowing Bulbs | Photo Courtesy of Broward Cultural Division

Everyone is invited to attend the IGNITE Broward kickoff at Esplanade Park and in the Museum of Discovery & Science’s atrium on Wednesday, January 26,2021 at 5:30 pm. The event will include food trucks, music and Broward County Mayor Michael Udine will activate the art at 6 pm. 

A series of talks exploring the intersection of technology and art will also take place during the event’s five-day run, which coincides with Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week. 

IGNITE Broward builds on the Cultural Division’s ‘Light the Night’ festival, which took place in March 2021. Now, with a new name, expanded roster of artists and mediums, and new locations, IGNITE Broward is sure to become a must-see annual event.

Installation in the gazebo at Esplanade Park by Marcell Andristyak and Glowing Bulbs
Installation in the gazebo at Esplanade Park by Marcell Andristyak and Glowing Bulbs | Photo Courtesy of Broward Cultural Division

Featured artists:

  • David Carson
  • Susan Narduli
  • Edison Peñafiel
  • Marcel Andristyak
  • Glowing Bulbs 

Stay in touch with Broward’s arts and cultural community by following @BrowardArts on Instagram or Facebook; and for more information, visit ArtsCalendar.com/Ignite.

IGNITE Broward is presented by Broward Cultural Division and is produced by the creative solutions firm, MAD. It incorporates innovative technology to create new site-specific artworks by international and local artists. Additional support comes from Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Visit Lauderdale, Museum of Discovery & Science and the City of Fort Lauderdale.