Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park 2021

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Event Date(s): Fri, 09/10/2021 - 7:30pm - Sat, 10/16/2021 - 10:00pm
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Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park

For the ninth consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 8th.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.  

NIGHT LIGHTS is looking to build off the momentum from 2020, when over 5,000 people attended. Five evenings were completely sold out. 

New additions to the NIGHT LIGHTS this year are a new trail, new lighting concepts, soundscapes, performance artists, video projections, vendors and events. NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the first week of the event. NIGHT LIGHTS will open 10 minutes earlier each week due to the sunset times, eventually making 7:30 p.m. the official opening time. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open: September 10 to Sat. September 11, Weds, September 15 to Sat. September 18, Weds, September 29 to Saturday, October 2, Weds, October 6  to Sunday, October 10, and Weds, October 13 to Sat. October 16, 2021. 

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. 

Admission will be $10 adults, $5 children 12 to 7, and free for six and under. Tickets are sold online at Eventbrite in advance or can be purchased at the gate on the evening of the event. NIGHT LIGHTS can be canceled due to heavy rain. Updates will be provided at and park’s account.

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 400-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.

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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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