Arts / Summit County/Grand County

New contemporary art festival makes splash in Breckenridge, June 2-5

The Pool by artist Jen Lewin

The Pool by artist Jen Lewin featured at SXSW Interactive 2013

Featuring illuminated sculptures, projections and digital art on the riverfront

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (March 29, 2016) – Breckenridge Creative Arts is pleased to announce its newest signature event, WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented in Breckenridge, Colorado from June 2–5, 2016. The free four-night festival takes place in and around the Blue River Plaza in heart of downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront areas into canvases, stages and exhibition spaces. Featuring interactive artworks curated around the themes of light, water and sound, WAVE offers a variety of temporary installations, musical performances, screenings, digital art and eye candy of all sizes for the whole family to experience.


Set amid the backdrop of the Tenmile Range in one of Colorado’s most historic and scenic mountain towns, WAVE runs from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm each night and features dazzling, innovative artworks by local and international artists, including: The Pool, by Jen Lewin (Boulder, CO), **Light Origami, by KAZ Shirane (Tokyo, Japan), **Projected Visions at the Blue River, by Ryan Patrick Griffin (Los Angeles, CA), **My Your Our Water, by Erin V. Sotak (Scottsdale, AZ), LightScapes, by Collin Parson (Denver, CO) and **Temporal Currents, by Vera Amaya (Los Angeles, CA). Art revelers can also enjoy collaborative presentations throughout the night by the National Repertory Orchestra, Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance and Breckenridge Film Festival, along with a variety of pop-up performances, artist talks, workshops and late-night experiments.
** (denotes Colorado premiere)

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney – The Rocks

Building on the success of a number of its other nature-inspired programs, WAVE was conceived by Breckenridge Creative Arts as an event to showcase contemporary, interactive art within the context of the local landscape, with temporary installations to activate the popular riverfront area. In addition to serving as the kick-off event to the town’s busy summer cultural season, WAVE promises to spark imaginations with the latest technologies and creative practice, while helping redefine the way people think about and experience public art.

“There is a burgeoning creative movement in Breckenridge, and the WAVE festival supports those efforts as well as our organization’s commitment to programs that focus on environmental and place-based relevancy,” said Robb Woulfe, President and CEO of Breckenridge Creative Arts. “In addition to the town’s diverse permanent public art collection, temporary and ephemeral installations, such as the stunning artworks featured in WAVE, bolster the experience of Breckenridge as a year-round haven for creativity.”

WAVE06_Projected-Visions-by-the-Blue-River-by-Ryan-Patrick-GriffinRecognized as one of the top mountain resort destinations in the world, Breckenridge is a beautiful and historic Colorado town that attracts over a million visitors yearly. Nestled in the heart of the Central Rocky Mountains, the town offers year-round activities to please outdoor enthusiasts, vacationing families and cultural travelers. As an umbrella organization that promotes arts, culture and creative experiences, Breckenridge Creative Arts is responsible for the successful management of a series of programs, properties and partnerships that collectively animate and populate a cultural corridor in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. From quality performing and visual arts to the development of one of the region’s newest arts districts, Breckenridge Creative Arts is a transformative force for Breckenridge and the greater Summit County community.

Presented in partnership with the Breckenridge Tourism Office, WAVE is made possible with generous support from the Town of Breckenridge. For the most up to date information and schedule, please visit:

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