i Light Marina Bay returns this March to set the Bay aglow with 20 sustainable light art installations taking centre stage at the Marina Bay waterfront. Running from 3 to 26 March, the fifth edition of Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival will also feature, for the first time, three themed festival hubs framed to create a festive atmosphere for a comprehensive experience.
Held since 2010, i Light Marina Bay is a showcase of light art installations created by artists from Singapore and around the world. Installed around the Marina Bay waterfront, the light art installations are designed with energy-saving lighting or environmentally-friendly materials to reinforce Marina Bay’s position as a sustainable precinct and serve as reminders to encourage festival goers and the general public to adopt sustainable habits in their everyday lives. The festival also features a range of fringe activities for visitors to enjoy, bringing vibrancy to the public spaces in the precinct.
Themed festival hubs with something for all
This year, the festival will see three distinct event hubs complementing the light art installations. Held at The Promontory @ Marina Bay, The Float @ Marina Bay and the Bayfront Event Space, the three festival hubs will be anchored respectively on themes of sustainability, imaginative play and lifestyle. Festival goers can look forward to sustainability themed workshops, children-friendly activities and a variety of food and beverage options.
The first of the festival hubs, The Fantastical World of eco.me organised by The Rice Company Ltd, will promote sustainable living in Singapore with highlights such as a recycling and upcycling marketplace, a kinetic energy playground and an urban farming showcase. Inspired by lessons taken from marine and flora life, this festival hub at The Promontory will take place over two weekends from 3 to 12 March and present thematic activities from immersive theatre performances to ‘live’ music, workshops and arts and crafts fair. In line with the sustainability theme, this sustainability-themed hub will involve students and community institutions in the construction of the furniture at the hub using 300 wooden pallets.
At The Float @ Marina Bay, families can visit Art Zoo, an inflatable playground in the setting of an imaginative zoological garden. The young and the young at heart can look forward to an immersive experience at the colourful playground with giant inflatable animal structures.
For food and music lovers, Gastrobeats at Bayfront Event Space will offer a host of delicacies and live music performances, among other activities. Admission is free. Visit www.ilightmarinabay.sg for more information.