Light In the Forest

Light In the Forest

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Collage of images from past year's Light in the Forest light installations.

About Light in the Forest

Light in the Forest tickets on sale November 1, 2024

Light in the Forest is a winter walking tour of seasonal lights reflecting a theme of peace, nature, and contemplation. The 1-mile-long illuminated trail will lead you past enchanting ponds, fields, and woodland areas. 

This unique display will include artistic light installations, live music, festive treats, holiday shopping, and a walk-through of the historic Krippendorf Lodge. 

Calling All Light Artists!

Cincinnati Nature Center is seeking multiple artists to create site–specific, original light installations as part of the 2024 Light in the Forest event. This opportunity is open to professional light installation artists, visual artists, sculptors, and groups or businesses with experience in light installation work, animation, projection mapping, or digital art.

Project awards ranging from $1,000–$10,000 may be provided to each selected artist per installation or a combination of installations. For light installations, we ask you to submit a concept proposal, supporting images, budget, additional support needed from Cincinnati Nature Center, artist statement and bio with complete contact information, and 3–5 samples of past works.

The application deadline is April 26, 2024 at 5 pm.

Click here for the full RFP and submission instructions.

For questions, contact Laura Whalen at or 513-774-1945.