1151 Southwest 128th Terrace D102, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Are you ready to experience the most innovative, exhilarating and free festival in South Florida? If your answer is yes, I invite you to join us for IGNITE Broward, the award-winning art and light festival that returns to Dania Beach and Fort Lauderdale, bigger and brighter than ever.
IGNITE Broward features immersive, large-scale and interactive indoor and outdoor installations created with mesmerizing light, 3D projection mapping and sound. For 2024, the five-day and night family-friendly fest is bigger and better than ever, with 30 extraordinary, multi-sensory experiences by the world’s leading creatives working at forefront of art and technology.
Attracting thousands of visitors and locals – last year’s event drew more than 30,000 people – IGNITE Broward is a shining example of the quality and vibrancy of Broward’s cultural programming for the community, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together to experience in the arts in its many forms.
Recognizing the need for a signature cultural event that would bring people together following the pandemic, the Broward Cultural Division established a partnership with Mad Arts to launch IGNITE Broward. Since 2022, the festival has grown from 10,000 visitors to over 30,000 in 2023.
IGNITE Broward 2024 is free and open to the public, with two locations: In the heart of Fort Lauderdale, where our dynamic Downtown and Riverwalk serve as the canvas for larger-than-life LED sculptures and 3D projection mapping installations; and in Dania Beach, where the intersection of art and tech entices visitors to explore more than 30,000 square feet indoors and nearly half an acre of a new outdoor digital sculpture garden at the Mad Arts complex.
Expect mesmerizing art installations, interactive digital exhibits, plus workshops, performances and opportunities to engage with some of the brightest minds in the fields of arts and technology.
This year’s festival boasts artists from the United States, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, and Canada. Several of the artists will have their works remain on view for one year at the new Mad Arts Museum set to open on January 30, 2024.
Museum of Discovery & Science Atrium (401 SW 2 St., Fort Lauderdale)
Join the countdown and celebrate the beginning of IGNITE Broward.
Daily 10 AM – 8 PM: 22 exhibits will take over the gallery and exterior spaces at Mad Arts in Dania Beach (481 S. Federal Highway), with extended viewing until 11 PM on Friday and Saturday. Artworks by Shuster + Moseley, LP Rondeau, Adrien M & Claire B, Studio McGuire, OLO Creative Farm, Makoto Tojiki, JS Baillat, Ottomata, Diagraf, Thomas Garnier, Jaime Reyes + ReThread, Holly Danger, Richard Vergez, Akiko Yamashita, Josh Miller & Angela Fraleigh, Rosanna Kalis, MadLabs, and Tine Bech Studio will be on display.
Nightly 6 – 10 PM: Downtown Fort Lauderdale will feature five spectacular outdoor, digital, light-based art sculptures and 3D projection mapping installations at the Museum of Discovery & Science (401 SW 2 St.) and Esplanade Park (400 SW 2 St.) with extended viewing until 11 PM on Friday and Saturday. Artworks by MadLabs, Ottomata, ANAISA FRANCO STUDIO, Tine Bech Studio, and Scot Diano / Verve Multi will be on display.
So, mark your calendars for Jan. 24 to 28 and get ready to embark on a journey of inspiration, imagination, and innovation at IGNITE Broward. For more information and updates, follow @BrowardArts on social media and visit IGNITEBroward.com.