Natchez, MS hosts inaugural ‘Allumer Natchez’ art festival

Allumer Natchez is a new art exhibition and festival taking place at Dunleith Historic Inn in Natchez, MS from November 19-21. During the three-night event, local and national artists will reimagine the grounds of the historic home with a contemporary art exhibition that utilizes projectors and various light mediums to transform the way spectators view the National Historic Landmark.

“We are thrilled to bring this cutting-edge experience to Natchez and encourage our community to engage with the city’s historic places in a new way,” Devin Heath, executive director of Visit Natchez, said. “Allumer Natchez will celebrate the city’s rich culture, support the local economy and draw attention to Natchez’s many amenities and attractions.”

Founded by Lindsay Glatz and Stacy Conde, Allumer Natchez aims to bring accessible and world-class art to Natchez.  This year’s curatorial theme is rebirth, which is inspired by the dramatic renewal currently underway in Natchez. There will be nine highly imaginative installations including “Rebirth” by John E. Gray on Dunlieth’s exterior, “Extinct in the Wild” by Courtney Egan throughout Dunleith’s greenhouse, “ALVEARE Luminoso” by Chilean-Ukrainian artist Luba Zygarewicz suspended on the grounds and many more.

“We believe that Allumer Natchez will not only be a fun way for our community to come together, but will also help establish Natchez as a center of innovation in the state of Mississippi and the Southeast,” Conde said. “We encourage locals and visitors alike to attend the inaugural event and return year after year to see variations of Allumer Natchez.”

This family friendly event is free to the public and will include a maker’s market, tented food vendors, several bars, in addition to the light-based exhibition, from 6-10 p.m. on the 40-acre grounds of Dunleith Historic Inn.

Tickets for a separate VIP Lounge are available for purchase.

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