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Call for Light Art

for the

LUSIO Lights Festival

at Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, WA

Aug 18 and 19, 2023

Call for Art is open

March 1st, 2023- April 15th, 2023



The annual LUSIO festival features light artists incorporating their art directly into acres of glorious nature for thousands to explore. Previously at Volunteer Park, we've moved onto the gorgeous Mary Olson Farm as it allows us to expand to two nights of lights.

The Mary Olson Farm is a PNW oasis of subsistence culture and history along the bustling Green River Road and is operated as a partnership between the White River Valley Museum and the City of Auburn. It is said to be King County's best preserved subsistence farm and hosts a 100 year old barn, livestock, farmhouse, creek, and orchard. 

The festival runs 7pm to 11pm each evening, is free, and open to all ages.


All mediums of light art are encouraged to apply. 

What is considered "light art"?

Art in which light is the main medium of expression. Either the art produces light, or light is used to create the art piece through the manipulation of light, colors, and shadows. 


  • Call for Art is open March 1st, 2023- April 15th, 2023

  • Selected Artists will be notified by the end of April, 2023

  • Artists may be contacted for more information or an interview prior to acceptance

  • Artist site visits will be scheduled June-July.

  • Installation of exhibits begin Aug 17th, 2023

  • Festival = Aug 18 and 19, 2023

  • Strike is same day and/or Sunday Aug 20, 2023 

Call Guidelines


  • Call is open for all art where light is the main component, focus or medium. 

  • Art will be curated directly into the flora, the trees, and grounds of the farm.
    All art must be outdoor friendly and safe for all ages. 


  • Stipends are available ranging from $200-$1500.

  • This call for art is open to any individual artists and artist groups. Groups must designate one person to be the lead and main point of contact. 

  • One installation per application. Multiple applications are ok.

  • Not accepting any fire spinners, bands, dj's or musicians. 

  • Are you a Projection Mapping artist with no canvas? Apply to project map the barn, farmhouse or shed. 

  • Art is curated directly into the nature of the farm and to stay up for multiple nights. Security is available overnight on site. 

  • Artists are required to meet with the curator on site to discuss their exhibit and go over logistics of installation.
    *Out of town artists are exempt from this requirement and an exhibit site will be selected for them. 


  • Art must be delivered, installed, maintained, and manned at all times by the artist or art group.

  • All artists must provide all equipment and materials for their exhibit. 

  • Eligibility: This is a call open to artists ages 18+ living within the US with preference given to local artists. 

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