See Nelson in a New LightMid July sees an explosion of creativity in Nelson as three major art-related festivals kick off simultaneously on the weekend of 11 – 13 July: the Nelson Winter Music Festival, Art Expo Nelson and of course, Light Nelson. With 17 days of concerts and live music, over 1000 artworks for sale at the Expo and Light Nelson’s dramatic light-based installations transforming the Queen’s Gardens after dark, there is plenty to entertain, stimulate and inspire.

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Some great coverage of Light Nelson in the Nelson Mail for this year's event:

Nelson City Council has not only supported us again this year, they've increased the amount of funding to $37,000. This is a testiment to all those that worked so hard to make our first ever Light Nelson event last year such a success.

With a large number of high quality and exciting project submissions this year from all over the country this years event is destined to be even better !

Now is the time to tell your friends and family outside of Nelson to come and visit in July. This is not the time to go skiiing !

LightbulbDo you have a bright idea for Light Nelson 2014 ? Now is the time to get involved. Artist information for next years event can be found here where you can also download "Expression of Interest" forms. Even if you only have an idea at this stage and you're not sure how to put your project together, it's still very much worth getting involved as there may well be people who can assist you. To help with this, we have created a new Facebook group where people can discuss project ideas, perhaps get some feedback or suggestions and maybe connect with people who can provide help in acquiring materials/equipment or just help you put it together. If you'd like to be involved in Light Nelson in any way, just send us an email or register on our website and we'll invite you to the Artist Collective Facebook group.