Portland Winter Light (non)Festival continues
The Portland Winter Light Festival had to evolve in its sixth year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and government safety restrictions. It's called the Portland Winter Light (non)Festival this year and includes a series of installations, video projections and more around Portland, in which spectators can be socially distanced.
Photographer Diego Diaz visited many of the sites with lights last weekend and documented them with the accompanying photos.
The largest concentration of installations are in downtown Portland, around Pioneer Courthouse Square. Around the city, lights will come on again this weekend, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 12-13.
A placement map is available at www.pdxwlf.com.
It's an annual program of the Willamette Light Brigade, which founded it in 2016 to brighten Portland's winter nights and show off cool light art.
Organizers want to minimize crowding; they ask anyone viewing the outdoor art to use appropriate safety protocols (such as masks and social distancing).
"We're honored to bring some bright light to our city just when we need it most," said Alisha Sullivan, Portland Winter Light Festival executive director.
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