This winter, discover the magic of the aurora as you journey to the Northern Lights with ARTECHOUSE. An ice cavern, frosted forests and dancing skies await, starting December 7th, 2019.

WASHINGTON, DC – ARTECHOUSE, the nation’s first innovative digital art space with locations across the United States in Washington, DC, New York and Miami, closes its 2019 Washington exhibition season with AURORA: The Spirit of Northern Lights, inviting its visitors into a world of adventure and the spectacle of the aurora borealis.

ARTECHOUSE continues to use creativity, technology and innovation to bring seasonal storytelling to new heights. The latest in ARTECHOUSE’s series of blockbuster seasonal shows takes its inspiration from the aurora borealis, a result of solar wind and a spectacular natural light display in the Earth’s sky, predominantly seen in the high-latitude regions. This natural phenomenon has fascinated people for thousands of years, with hundreds of travelers flocking way up north for the elusive experience.

This season, ARTECHOUSE offers its visitors a chance to immerse themselves into the northern lights experience without time limits, extensive travel or winter freezing degrees.

Designed and executed by ARTECHOUSE’s in-house creative team, AURORA: The Spirit of Northern Lights is envisioned as an immersive, multi-room experience with a story to follow. Northern Lights will include (but not be limited) to these art+technology interpretations of the aurora borealis:

  • A stylized northern forest path to the northern lights, with shadowy figures of reindeer and caribous offering interaction opportunities.
  • A C02 haze-enabled atmospheric installation experience combined with fabric, waiting for the visitor to immerse themselves into this play of light.
  • A destination where visitors can get a sense of the northern lights in the distance with focus on the experience of having the power to control winter elements and conjuring “find your light” trees inspired by the northern lights.
  • And more…

One thing is for certain: as always with ARTECHOUSE, you can expect the unexpected. As Sandro, one of Artechouse’s founders, shares “Let the aurora borealis and the icy chill of winter spark your imagination, and experience the potential of art and technology within this innovative wonderland.”

Spirit of Northern Lights will open for a media preview on December 6th, 2019 (with behind-the-scenes time slots available in the days earlier that week), and opens to the public starting December 7th, 2019.

TIMES & HOURS: AURORA: The Spirit of Northern Lights is on view to the public December 7th, 2019 – January 5th,

2020 All Ages Daytime (10a.m. – 5p.m.) admissions and After Hours 21+ (5p.m. – 10:30p.m./11:30p.m.)

  • After Hours and Weekend admissions include operating bar with ARTECHOUSE’s Augmented Reality drinks.

TICKETS: Single and group tickets ranging from $8-16 can be reserved in advance at Page 2 of 3

LOCATION: ARTECHOUSE is located between Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza metro stations at 1238 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington DC, just next door to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.