Lumière - Art festival in Cape Breton
Lumiere Cape Breton

About The Festival


Welcome to Lumière!

Lumière is an art-at-night festival that takes place in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Each year, Lumière takes over the downtown core of Sydney to present fresh, exciting contemporary art projects to the public. Working with artists from Cape Breton and beyond, the festival presents innovative projects in a unique format that transforms everyday spaces in to extraordinary venues for the arts.

In its first two years, Lumière was a joint effort between three cultural organizations: the Cape Breton University Art Gallery, the Centre Étoile de l’Acadie and the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design. Now in its sixth year, the festival has grown into an independent, non-profit, board-run entity.

This year’s festival will take place over three days on September 21, 22 + 23rd, 2017. Workshops and community events will take place on September 21st + 22nd. Stay tuned for more details. The art-at-night event will take place on September 23rd, 2017 from sunset to midnight.

Programs and schedules will be available here on the website, and will be handed out at the event.