"Borealis, a Festival of Light" features video-projection mapping and much more. It runs through Sunday.

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“Borealis, a Festival of Light,” billed as the United States’ first international video-projection mapping competition, is happening through Sunday in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Each evening, creations by competing artists will be projected onto the exterior of the Museum of History & Industry.

The festival — which also includes around two dozen art installations, plus musical performances, food trucks and a beer and wine garden  — is free to attend (though you need to reserve tickets to view the video-mapping showcase).

[RELATED: South Lake Union will become the U.S. test site for a European art craze with Borealis, a Festival of Light]

“I Am Here” is also a walk-through exhibit, installed on the pedestrian bridge in Lake Union Park. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
“I Am Here” is also a walk-through exhibit, installed on the pedestrian bridge in Lake Union Park. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

 

The already-dramatic MOHAI building takes on a new look during Thursday night’s video-projection mapping showcase.  (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
The already-dramatic MOHAI building takes on a new look during Thursday night’s video-projection mapping showcase. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)