ZOOMINESCENCE, A FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

LIGHT IS ENERGIZING. LIGHT IS REVITALIZING.

DATES: Coming Again DECEMBER 2018!

Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter.

Zoominescence is a fundraiser in partnership with our charity and the Edmonton Valley Zoo and therefore annual zoo passes will not work for entry to the festival. But not too worry, admission is very nominal & funds will help build our zoo!

ZOOMINESCENCE 2018: CALL TO ARTISTS!

Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City.

This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. It will run for a 17 day period every December weekend plus the 26th and 27th. We are inviting imaginative people to come and be a part of the festival by creating art in the form of light installations that all of Edmonton can enjoy!

Calling all creatives! We are currently seeking organizations or individuals (local artists, architects, designers) with a passion for the arts and the environment to share their vision with the local community. We invite anyone with an artistic vision to design an exhibit for the festival.

The themes of the competition are “the VZDS’s 30th Anniversary and/or Renewable Energy”. Individuals or teams are able to work with different light materials, ice sculptures or any other creative ideas to design a winter light themed exhibit that either celebrates the Valley Zoo Development’s Society’s 30th year of supporting the Edmonton Valley Zoo and/or showcases renewable or alternative energy methods in its construction. Keep in mind, many of these exhibits will also include the stars of the Edmonton Valley Zoo themselves, the animals!

Project submission deadline is July 15, 2018, so don’t miss out! Download your Application and Site Layout Package and get started today!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 EVENT SPONSORS

HELP BUILD OUR ZOO!

It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children's future and the planet!