Designed for visitors of all ages, “Luminous: The Art of Light” invites families and guests to play, learn and unleash their creativity in a captivating and enchanting world of light. Whether you’re a seasoned art enthusiast or a curious explorer, this extraordinary exhibition promises wonder, discovery and the sheer joy of artistic illumination. 


Bioluminescent room in the Luminous exhibition.

Experiences for the whole family

Interactive art-making and art-viewing experiences will allow guests and families to deepen their understanding of how light shapes the world around us. 

Hands-on experiences include:

  • Shadow Dancing: Colorful shadows are cast on the wall while playful and artistic movement is encouraged.
  • Shadow Sketching: Arrange various magnetic blocks on the wall to cast a shadow. Trace the shadow onto a piece of paper and decorate it.
  • Pixel Play: Create a masterpiece using the larger than life light bright.
  • Interactive Blacklight Chalkboard: Utilize neon chalk under a blacklight to add color to Kyllan Maney’s chalkboard mural.
  • Glow and Show Jellyfish: Create a bioluminescent jellyfish using blacklight reactive art supplies. Bring your jellyfish into the blacklight room to bring it to life.

Featured Artists

“Light has been an important part of artistic creations for centuries. Seen in the rich color glowing from sunlight passing through the stained glass of Sainte Chapelle Chapel in Paris, to the stark contrast of light and dark in Caravaggio’s Chiaroscuro paintings; light (or lack of) can provide drama, focus, reverence, and wonder, among other effects and emotions.” Explains i.d.e.a. Museum Curator, Mike Goodwin.

“Light art became more experimental with the availability of electric light in the 20th Century. Using the actual light as subject and material led the way to artists like Dan Flavin, James Turrell and Yayoi Kusama creating environments and experiences that have never been seen before.”  

“Luminous: The Art of Light features more than 30 diverse artists with varying art mediums from photography and neon to black light and interactive art. The diversity of people, styles and media seen in “Luminous” only reflect a small portion of the incredible talent that is available locally. Curating an exhibit needs to not only celebrate the iconic artists that have thrived but shine a light on new emerging artists that are only just beginning to share their work. Join us to experience the magic of prisms and the glow of UV light!”

  • Jordan Zurn 
  • Vincent Chung 
  • Tara Sharpe/Joseph Hansen 
  • Kaori Takamura 
  • Ed Mell 
  • Aimee Ink 
  • Cora Quiroz 
  • Allie Giambalvo 
  • Ken Richardson 
  • Chris Roche 
  • Judith Dauncey 
  • Alisia Malta 
  • Kristin Miologos/Kenaim 
  • Bill Dambrova
  • Abbey Messmer 
  • Tracy Brown
  • Rachel Benkowski
  • Casey Olson 
  • Taylor Ayers 
  • Craig Smith 
  • Kyllan Maney 
  • Ana Falteisek 
  • Victoria Klotz 
  • Paige Reesor 
  • J.J. Horner 
  • Kristin Wesley 
  • Colleen Quigley 
  • Eric Franklin 
  • Snood City(Michelle Meyer and Mike Butzine) 
  • Jason Chakravarty/Jennifer Caldwell 
  • Casey Hanrahan
  • Jon Jeffery