Light Festival Chemnitz under the name "Light our Vision" invites you on the occasion of the European Capital of Culture 2025: Three evenings full of art, inspiration and visions, on which all Chemnitz residents and visitors can discover the city centre and its hidden potentials in a new light. Berlin, New York or Beijing shine in a special light for several days a year, captivating millions of people worldwide. Let s create a similar fascination for the region together.
What is planned: From Theatre Square to the city centre, international light artists will illuminate buildings and areas in the city in the style of a festival of light using luminous projections and 3D video mapping. In keeping with the motto of the Capital of Culture, the aim is to visualise unseen ideas, make the overlooked visible and draw attention to the seemingly forgotten. Surprising images of a Chemnitz as it could be in the future will be shown, awakening a longing for more - for more colour and courage to design in public spaces, for more vision in urban design and more will to transform.
The spectrum of the city of Chemnitz is wide. Where the city's turbulent history is omnipresent in many corners, its current zeitgeist can always be felt at the same time. Eastern modernism alternates with art nouveau, classical art is just as naturally present here as a subculture scene. The first Chemnitz Festival of Lights "Light our Vision" from 21 to 23 September 2023 will present the city in a different light.