2024 The Peg Johnston Living Lights Project


The Peg Johnston Living Lights Project at LUMA offers the community the opportunity to see their art projected during the LUMA Projection Arts Festival. The festival takes place on September 6th and 7th.

While projection mapping generally requires expertise in 3D animation software, The Living Lights Project is a more traditional spin on the same idea, and allows for local artists to engage with the projection mapping concepts behind LUMA. For the project, local artists will receive a 2D scale drawing of a historic building facade which is printed onto canvas or paper. The same template will also made accessible as a digital file. This allows artistic youths and adults throughout the Southern Tier and beyond to submit artwork in the media of their choice; collage, paint, pencil, digital or anything else. Artwork is scanned in extremely high resolution and projected onto a building’s facade throughout the LUMA Projection Arts Festival.


13+ | Deadline August 16th

LUMA Projection Arts Festival invites artists over the age 13 to be a part of the 2024 festival this coming September 6th and 7th. Artists are invited to submit artworks for consideration that may be featured as a projection on the facade of the former CVS building at 34 Court St., a historic building in the heart of Downtown Binghamton.

We are accepting artwork submissions created on one of our building templates by August 16th. Our templates are available in both physical and digital formats (more information below), and will detail important structural features of the building we’ll be projecting upon. We highly encourage artists to consider the architecture of the building when creating their proposals.

Key Dates:
Information Workshop: July 10th, 6PM Cooperative Gallery 213

Templates are due back no later August 16th.


Pick Up and Drop Off Location:

Garland Gallery, 116 Washington St. Binghamton
Open: Tuesday, through Saturday 10AM – 6PM


Official links to the template files:
PSD Template
PNG Template
PDF Template

Digital submissions should be returned as PNG files where possible.
LUMA will only accept still submissions, no video files.
Return digital files at 300dpi.

Return digital submissions to jasonvarner@gmail.com by 4:30 PM August 16th, 2024 for consideration.


Up to age 12 | Public Workshops at The Discovery Center

LUMA Projection Arts Festival invites area youth, 12 and under, to be a part of the 2024 festival this coming September 6th and 7th. Public workshops will be held at The Discovery Center where kids can build Living Lights murals to be featured at the festival. Alternatively, parents can pick up Living Lights mural templates at the Discovery Center so children can work on them at home.

Public Workshop: TBD at the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier (no sign ups necessary)

All kids’ submissions must be returned to or left with The Discovery Center by August 16th.

For more information: https://thediscoverycenter.org

An additional partnership with the Broome County Urban League will offer kids already enrolled in their summer program the opportunity to work on mural projects as part of the curriculum. Look for these murals at LUMA 2024!


The Discovery Center
Cooperative Gallery 213
Garland Gallery
The Broome County Urban League