The Land of Light: Art, Science and Play

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

The Land of Light event at the Santa Paula Art Museum invites visitors to see art and experience creative freedom in a whole new way! The Land of Light is a youth-led event designed to engage the community through interactive art installations, 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 event sees the entire Santa Paula Art Museum campus transformed as it encompasses three different spaces: the Museum’s main exhibition building, the Cole Creativity Center (the Museum’s future art education building), and the outdoor area between the two. Light and video projections illuminate a variety of exhibitions on display including 3D printer sculptures, art cars, robotics, a “pyropainted” carousel, and more. Indoor and outdoor spaces feature “maker stations” where guests are able to interact with and add to the various artworks and displays.

The Land of Light is an extension of the Santa Paula Art Museum’s ArtSPARK education program, which serves thousands of local students each year through onsite tours and outreach workshops. The event is the culmination of many months of collaboration between numerous professional artists and dozens of local youth artists. 

The Land of Light is also the first event to make use of the Museum's second building, currently under renovation. Once completed, the future Cole Creativity Center 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.


Interactive Art Installations and Exhibitions

Scroll through the images above to see some of the art installations and exhibits created by our community partners in 2017.


Images from the 2017 The Land of Light event

Scroll through the images above to see guests enjoying our 2017 event.