Lights In Alingsås 2023

The lighting festival Lights in Alingsås attracts around 70,000 visitors every year. Established in 1998 and now run by Alingsås Energi, the much-loved event is an important meeting place for professional lighting designers, aspiring students in lighting design and architecture, and businesses. Lights has become a world-class lighting design event that many people want to participate in. Internationally active designers apply to become Workshop heads and to lead a group of international students, that also apply to be part of the workshop. They get valuable “hands on” experiences of lighting design and the creation of the installations, which can otherwise be difficult to obtain. The workshop week itself is intensive and starts with lectures and presentations. Then sketches and prototypes are made. They are tested, discussions are held and reports are made. Finally, the finished installations are displayed. The workshop offers a wide range of theory and practice. Immediately after the opening ceremony, the exhibition begins. For five weeks, the installations are up and running and Alingsås is filled with visitors every night in October who want to walk the light trail, on their own or with a guided tour. Cafes and restaurants have extra opening hours, shops organize shopping events and associations and companies arrange events for their customers. Running races, exhibitions and concerts are other activities that are added each year. 2020 was slightly different, due to the current pandemic.
10/6/2023 - 11/5/2023