August 12th: Lights in Lents Brainstorm for 2024!

Portland Winter Light Festival’s call for artists & performers for 2024 is officially OPEN… and even though it’s only August 2023, we are READY to start brainstorming with you!

Come explore with us…

You are invited to join us for a casual outdoor meet-up with light refreshments on Saturday, August 12th at the Lents Commons Courtyard (9121 SE Foster Rd)… We want input and to explore the neighborhood interest in doing “Lights in Lents” for the third year!

“Lights in Lents” has been a community art exhibit created in Lents by East Portland Collective & friends for the Portland Winter Light Fest . This year’s exhibition dates are February 2 – 10, 2024. The 2024 theme is “What Glows Under Pressure”.  Please let us know if you’re interested in participating and how you’d like to see this year’s exhibit come together!

Can’t make it in person? Brainstorm with your family and fill out our online form

2024 Official PDXWLF Theme: What Glows Under Pressure

In the black of the ocean, where light barely reaches,

There is a world of wonder and magic, where creatures glow with ethereal beauty,

Bioluminescent beings that shine like stars in the dark,

A symphony of light that dances to the rhythm of the currents.

We set out to explore the mysteries of the deep,

A journey into the unknown, where wonders and dangers lurk in equal measure,

We navigate through a labyrinthine of color, propelled by our curiosity and courage,

As we witness the beauty and power of the ocean, we are reminded

of our own insignificance.

The ocean floor is a canvas of life and mystery,

A place of immense pressure where the forces of nature collide,

Volcanic vents that spew out hot water and minerals,

Surrounded by life never seen.

As we venture deeper into the abyss, we encounter creatures of myth

and legend that defy our understanding,

We marvel at their beauty and strength, and pay tribute to their resilience.

This year, we invite you to join us on a journey into the mysteries of the deep,

Let the glowing dark inspire you to imagine.

Find inspiration in the beauty in the systems of streams that flow like arteries to the ocean.

Let it guide you to build the unimaginable.

Come and explore with us in a world that glows under pressure.

~ Chris Herring, Creative Director PDXWLF