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Past Event

SAM Lights

Thu Dec 17 2015

Olympic Sculpture Park

Grounds and Pavilion

6 PM – 9 PM

FREE and open to the public. RSVPs are requested HERE.


This winter, SAM brightens your season with dynamic programs connecting art and the environment for all ages. On December 17, let the park ignite your creativity and dazzle your senses—walk the path lit with the glow of hundreds of lights and luminarias. Make art, listen to music, sip a hot drink, grab a sweet bite, and take in the sights. Come wearing your best light-inspired ensemble and become a part of the art experience.

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Discover the entire park transformed by light. Luminaria candles line the Z Path while you walk among monumental sculptures lit to stunning new scale. Get in on the action by wearing lights and becoming an art installation yourself!


SAM Performs
Throughout the evening, listen to one of Seattle’s best dream pop bands serenade you as you explore the park’s dazzling displays. At 7:15 pm, take part in an energetically explosive procession of music and light down the Z Path with the fresh and powerful sounds of Chaotic Noise Marching Corps.

Food Truck Eats
Grab some sweet and savory bites from a few of Seattle’s favorite food trucks.

SAM Lights Installation
Don’t miss your only chance to see this temporary installation by artist, Andy Behrle . Behrle’s recent works use water and light to investigate the invisible reality that surrounds us.


SAM Creates
Reflect, illuminate, shine, and glimmer with your own light-inspired art! Work directly with artists Romson Regarde Bustillo, Tariqa Waters, Janet Fagan, and Light Table Design Collective to create unique light art projects based on the park, the season, and SAM’s special exhibitions.

Kids’ Play Station
Drop by our fabulous kids’ play area for fun with blocks, sketching materials, and art and science books.

Grab a hot drink and snack from Taste to take with you on your luminaria walk.

Special thanks to our SAM Lights cohosts:
AIA Seattle, American Cancer Society, Inc., Friends of the Waterfront Seattle, Long Live the Kings, Nature Consortium, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Recology Cleanscapes, and The Vera Project.

Programming at the Olympic Sculpture Park is supported by Maggie and Doug Walker, and Martha Wyckoff and Jerry Tone.

Media Sponsor is City Arts.