One Artist and The Toronto Lightfest

Peter Rowe is one of the 22 artists at this years Toronto Lightfest. The Lightfest showcases some of the best light art with artists from Canada, the United States, and Europe.


Rowe has created art in paintings and even films. One film series, in particular, called Angry Planet, is where Peter found some his determination to create art. Some of which is at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, which is just a few blocks from the Lightfest.

It goes both ways”, says Rowe, “Filmmaking is transformed into art, and now I’m making a film about art”.

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Peter Rowe’s Cover The Earth, At the front of the Fairmont Royal York

There are over 30 pieces of light art at the 2019 Lightfest with art ranging from, a light up rainbow, to even a 35-foot Polar Bear. There’s even a lot of interactive activities for children and families to do while looking at the amazing lights. Some of the art moves around, and some just brighten up the night sky.


But, what’s most important is, all of the art is very different, from each other and just something you don’t see every day.

“Of all of the art we have, none of it is obtuse,” says Emily Zajac, the Spokesperson for the Toronto Lightfest, “Kids can enjoy it or people with Ph.D. degrees can enjoy it, it’s really bright and really fun, and we want to make people smile.”

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A Michael Buble Light-Up Heart

The Toronto Lightfest runs from January 18th to March 3rd. It runs only at night, so you get the best look at all of the art that’s there. If you don’t have the time to go check it out, don’t worry, here’s a 360 video of what it’s like to walk through the Lightfest.

If you do have time to go check out the Lightfest, it’s free and it’s located in the Distillery District. If you love photography or just need something to do at night, this is definitely one of the coolest places to go in the City of Toronto this winter.


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