Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

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Event Date(s): Wed, 09/25/2019 - 7:30pm - Sat, 09/28/2019 - 9:30pm
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Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park

For the seventh consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 18th, 2019.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open for four weeks and welcomes guests to view the interaction between lights, nature and art. The show has attracted over 10,000 visitors since 2013.

This year will include more lights, more entertainment and more fun!  Guests will be able to venture on an unguided walk through a portion of the Mill Valley Rd site of the sculpture park, where the trails and sculptures will interact with creative lighting – creating a truly unique experience. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights for a few darker sections of the trail.

You will have four weeks to experience this amazing event!
Weds, September 18 to Sat, September 21, 2019
Weds, September 25 to Sat, September 28, 2019
Weds, October 2 to Sat, October 5, 2019
Weds, October 9 to Sun, October 13, 2019 (for Ellicottville Fall Fest). 

Trails will open from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 7:30pm to 10:00pm on the Fri-Saturday. The last night, Sunday Oct 13th, the trails will be open until 10:00 p.m.

Adults $10, Children 7 to 12 $5, kids 6 and under are free.  Please bring a flashlight and dress appropriately for the weather!  Night Lights can be cancelled due to heavy rains.  Please follow Griffis' Facebook as well for updates.

NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park is produced by SitlerHQ. The lighting and event company also produced the award-winning NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens (Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens), NIGHT LIGHTS at The Heron (Sherman, NY), and NIGHT LIGHTS at Nannen Arboretum (Ellicottville, NY). They created their first NIGHT LIGHTS show in 2009.

Over 250 sculptures reside at the 300 acre Griffis Sculpture Park, making it the United States largest sculpture park. The park is owned and operated by the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which also owns the Essex Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. The mission of the Ashford Hollow Foundation is to promote the visual and performing arts as well as construct a dynamic relationship between the arts and education in Western New York to better its young people and the greater community.

For more information on this event please visit http://www.griffispark.org

This event will be held at:

Griffis Sculpture Park
6902 Mill Valley Rd
East Otto, NY 14729
United States
Phone: 716-667-2808
42° 22' 12.1008" N, 78° 41' 30.1956" W
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