The Peg Johnston Living Lights Project


The Peg Johnston Living Lights Project at LUMA, formerly known as Mural Mapping, gives the community the chance to see their artwork projected at LUMA Projection Arts Festival. The festival takes place on September 8th & 9th.

While projection mapping generally requires expertise in 3D animation software, The Living Lights Project is a more traditional spin on the same ideas and allows for local artists to engage with projection mapping concepts behind LUMA. For the project, local artists receive a 2D scale drawing (on canvas or on paper) of an historic building facade which gets screen printed onto canvas and paper, and made accessible as digital files. This allows artistic youth and adults throughout the Southern Tier to submit artwork in whatever medium they choose: collage, paint, pencil or anything else. Artwork is scanned in extremely high resolution and projected onto building facades throughout the LUMA Projection Arts Festival.


13+ | Deadline Aug. 22

LUMA Projection Arts Festival invites area artists over the age 13 to be a part of the 2023 festival this coming Sept. 8th and 9th. Artists are invited to submit artworks for consideration that may be featured as a projection on the facade of Atomic Tom’s at 196 State St, a historic building at the heart of Downtown Binghamton.

We are accepting artwork submissions created using drawing, painting, and collage on one of our building templates by August 22nd. Our templates are available in both digital and physical formats (more information below), and will detail important structural features building we’ll be projecting on. We highly encourage artists to consider the architecture of the building when creating their proposals.

Key Dates:
Information Workshop: July 26th, 7PM Cooperative Gallery 213

Templates are due back no later August 22nd.


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 Quinn@lumaarts.org by 4:30 PM August 22nd, 2023 for consideration.


Up to age 12 | Public Workshops at The Discovery Center & The Broome County Urban League Participation

LUMA Projection Arts Festival invites area youth, 12 and under, to be a part of the 2023 festival this coming Sept. 8th and 9th. Public workshops will be held at The Discovery Center where kids can build Living Lights murals to be featured at the festival. Alternatively, adults can pick up Living Lights mural templates at the Discovery Center so kids 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 22nd.

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 2023!


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