Courtesy of Lafitte Greenway

Lights on Lafitte: Check Out Art and Light Installation "Supernova on the Greenway"

13:00 December 16, 2020
By: Brhea Washington

The Lafitte Greenway is celebrating its 5th birthday with a luminary art experience called "Supernova on the Greenway." The Lafitte Greenway's linear park and multi-use trail will be transformed into a light and art experience for visitors. Presented by Friends of Lafitte Greenway and NORD (New Orleans Recreation Development) Commission, the free art exhibit will feature beautifully lit art installations through this Sunday, December 20, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. In partnership with LUNA Fête and Arts Council New Orleans, Supernova on the Greenway will be a luminary display bringing life and light to the greenway, showcasing vibrant colors for a joyful experience. This year, their annual soirée will be a socially distanced outdoor experience to inspire community healing and to serve as an annual fundraiser in support of the Greenway in 2021.

The luminary art experience will feature 10 luminary works and pieces made by artists. All attendees will be required to wear a mask and to socially distance, with the exhibit's lights and arts spread out to ensure that the event is safely enjoyed by all attendants. Volunteers are also welcomed to sign up online to help make Supernova a success and to support the Greenway staff.

Visitors can also show their support for the Lafitte Greenway by becoming a "Supernova star," by donating to the Greenway's growth in 2021. Donors will receive specialty drink tokens that can be exchanged for drinks at local participating bars, breweries, and distilleries in New Orleans. Other Supernova-star exclusive perks include a new Greenway t-shirt and "doubluminaries" (doubloons + luminaries), which are special deals that can be utilized at participating local businesses throughout the city, including fitness and wellness, food and drink, retail, and entertainment spots, from now until January 15, 2021.

Visit Supernova on the Greenway to enjoy an illuminating and dazzling light and art show that is perfect for this holiday season. The fun outdoor activity celebrates Greenway communities, as well serving as a great fundraiser to support, invest in, and care for public green spaces.

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