The WAVE: Light + Water + Sound Festival

A family-friendly, four-night festival in the heart of Breckenridge, Colorado

Colorado’s landscapes are something to be celebrated! You’re invited to do just that at BreckCreate’s WAVE: Light + Water + Sound festival from June 1-4, 2017.

The free four-night festival takes place in and around the Blue River Plaza in the 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.

Set amid the backdrop of the Tenmile Range in one of Colorado’s most historic and scenic mountain towns, WAVE runs from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm each day and features incredible, innovative artworks by local, national and international artists.

Art revelers can also enjoy collaborative projects with Breckenridge Film Festival, High Country Conservation Center and Keystone Science School along with a variety of pop-up performances, artist talks, workshops and late-night experiments.

Launched last year, WAVE was conceived by Breckenridge Creative Arts as an event to showcase contemporary, interactive art within the context of the local landscape. WAVE promises to spark imaginations with the latest technologies and creative practice, while helping redefine the way people think about and experience public art.

“WAVE is special because it takes our familiar, day-to-day public spaces and uses them as canvases upon which fantastic and meaningful pieces of contemporary art are created,” said Robb Woulfe, President and CEO of Breckenridge Creative Arts. “The artworks featured in this year’s WAVE festival explore various ecological topics that are important to both local residents as well as guests who visit our beautiful mountain community.”

Check out some featured artists and their work:

Intrude, by Amanda Parer (Tasmania, Australia)

A collection of giant illuminated rabbits created with white nylon, LED lights and air blowers, serving as a metaphor about humans and the environment.


MICRO, by Purring Tiger (Kingston, NY)

An interactive installation of 200 translucent, touch-activated spheres, each generating its own light and sound, as visitors move through the installation.


Reflection/Projection/Vibration, by Andrew Wade Smith (Portland, OR)

A pair of interior and exterior media installations involving light, shadow and acoustic phenomena using digital projection, live music and sound design.


Luminous, by Sophia Dixon Dillo and Jane Guthridge (Crestone and Denver, CO)

An immersive installation that captures the ethereal play of light and shadow using a variety of translucent and reflective materials that bend, refract and diffuse light.


Photo by Rick Harrison

Polygonum 2.0, by Tom Dekyvere (Ghent, Belgium)

A large geometrical rhizome constructed of rope and reflective triangles lit with multi-color LEDs, exploring the bond between technology and the natural world.

WAVE: Light + Water + Sound is sure to be a weekend to remember. Bring the whole family to this interactive and wildly creative festival!

Mountain Living is proud to sponsor this fantastic weekend!

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