The Land of Light: Art, Science and Play

A free, interactive community event where art, science and play intersect

Now in its second year, The Land of Light event at the Santa Paula Art Museum invites visitors to see and experience art in a whole new way. The Land of Light is an event inspired by artists of all ages and designed to engage the community through interactive art installations including (but not limited to) lighting effects, visual film graphics, and displays of science and technology. All of these elements come together in a way that inspires play. Admission to the event is free for everyone.

The Land of Light one-day event sees the entire Santa Paula Art Museum campus transformed as it encompasses multiple spaces and spans from day to night (5:00pm to 9:00pm). The event inhabits the interior of the Santa Paula Art Museum’s newly renovated Cole Creativity Center (opening summer 2018) and outdoor spaces around the entire Museum campus. At sunset, a special “lighting ceremony” activates light and video projections, which illuminate the variety of exhibitions on display. Exhibits range from two-dimensional works to three-dimensional sculptures, “art cars,” robotics, and more. Indoor and outdoor spaces also feature “maker stations” where guests are encouraged to interact with and add to the various artworks and displays. Bilingual signage provides information in each space.

The Land of Light is a part of the Santa Paula Art Museum’s larger community outreach program. The event is the culmination of many months of collaboration between numerous professional artists, local youth artists, and Museum staff. The Land of Light also embraces the spirit of the Museum’s future Cole Creativity Center, which will offer year-round creative classes and programs for both children and adults, all of which aim to strengthen our community through shared experiences in the arts. To learn more about the Cole Creativity Center, click here.


To submit your art for possible inclusion in the 2018 The Land of Light event, please download the Call to Artists below.

Click here to download the Call to Artists for The Land of Light (.doc)

Click here to download the Call to Artists for The Land of Light (.pdf)


Scroll through photos of some of the 2017 art installations below.

Below: Light Projections by Amun Levy

Below: Video Installation by Christian Berger

Scroll through photos of the community enjoying the 2017 event below.