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Sam Lights says
A Winter Evening of Art, Music, and Lights!

FREE and open to the public. RSVPs are requested, but not required:

To help you make the most of your experience at this popular event, we’ve come up with a list of pro tips from SAM staff members to ensure a fabulous time is had by your friends and loved ones:

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.



Lights & Luminaria
Discover the entire park transformed by light. Walk the Z Path lit by over one thousand luminaria.

SAM Performs: Lemolo
Seattle’s best dream pop band, Lemolo, serenades you throughout the night.

SAM Performs: Chaotic Noise Marching Corps
7:15 pm
Take part in the energetically explosive procession of music and light down the Z Path.

SAM Lights Installation: apparition
Don’t miss apparition, a temporary installation of digital video projections by artist Andy Behrle.


Food Truck Eats
Grab some sweet and savory treats from 314 Pie and Hot Revolution Donuts.

City Arts Lounge
Sit with your friends and family and enjoy your food truck eats in the City Arts Lounge.

SAM Performs: DJ Sharlese
DJ Sharlese from KEXP keeps you moving all night long to pop music and local favorites.


SAM Creates: Illuminated Silhouettes
Play with shadows by making miniature patterns and silhouettes with Romson Regarde Bustillo.

SAM Creates: Firework Formations
Create sparkling light necklaces with Sandra Farmer.

SAM Creates: DIY Lanterns
Make a colorful lantern with Janet Fagan to take on your luminaria walk.

SAM Creates: Siphonophoria-The Luminous Lure
Add to a dynamic and ever brightening communal sculpture with The Light Table Design Collective.

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

Grab a hot drink and snack from Taste while you explore the park’s lights.


Additional restrooms are located in the Garage.

Take this program on the go:

Long Live the Kings
AIA Seattle
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Recology Cleanscapes
Nature Consortium
Friends of the Waterfront Seattle
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
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.
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By: Seattle Art Museum

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