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MoCA L.I.ghts 2022 will transform downtown Patchogue into L.I.’s  only immersive, open-air museum, with site-specific projected installations on both modern and historic architecture throughout the downtown to be viewed by the public at no cost on foot, by car, or live-streamed. Surrounding businesses will again become a vibrant backdrop to this unique arts experience, rejuvenating and illuminating the village for spectators of all ages.

The work of over 100 local, national, and international artists of varied career levels—emerging, mid-career, and well-established—will be presented through programs such as Art on the Marquee (AoM), LIVE Experimentation Labs, ARTchitecture, Night Visions Projected Pop-Up Gallery (NVP), Themescape Activated, Garden of Sculpted deLights, projection-inspired performance, and educational opportunities for artists interested in learning how to work in digital processes. In partnership with Cornell Cooperative and the Pat-Med Library, there will also be contemporary art and local history walking tours, as well as onsite family-friendly educational programs that coincide with a number of the projection projects.

Art on the Marquee | Fall 2022. In collaboration with the historic Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts,  PAC will utilize the marquee, which is typically used for information and marketing, to exhibit a curated selection of site-specific artist-created videos, gifs, animation, and digitally created still-works. Pieces for this program are curated from an international open call. Currently, it is also L.I.’s only digital marquee exhibition.

ARTchitecture | Oct. 13-16, 2022. Site-specific projections will illuminate the facades of contemporary and historic architecture, including some of Patchogue’s most beloved buildings located throughout the downtown. Past ARTchitecture locations have included the Patchogue-Medford Carnegie Library and Main Street Library facade, Industrial Coverage Building (former Union Savings Bank), Bank of America, United Methodist Church, and of course the home of PAC MoCA L.I., Artspace. 

Night Visions Gallery | Oct. 13-16, 2022. An open-air pop-up projected gallery will be placed in various locations throughout the Village of Patchogue, creating a unique art-viewing experience for the community.  Works included in this program will be curated from an international open call to artists working in all media, traditional and digital. 

Garden of Sculpted deLights | | Oct. 13-16, 2022.  PAC’s annual sculpture garden will be illuminated with projected color light, making for an entirely new viewing experience for visitors.

Themescape Animated | Oct. 13-16, 2022. Every year, Patchogue Arts Council and the Patchogue-Medford Library collaborate to present a new mural on the south side of the main library building. This year, Michael Krasowitz will create a mural that comes to life with experimental animation and projection during the MoCA L.I.ghts festival season. 

Map With Us | Oct. 12, 2022. New this year, PAC will be adding additional live onsite opportunities for artists to learn the magic behind projection mapping. 

Performance | Oct. 13-16, 2022. PAC will be curating new experiences with artists working in other disciplines such as music, dance, movement, and performance. For the first time, artists in this media will present works in tandem with projection installations.

Virtual Labs, Event Educational Opportunities, Historical & Contemporary Art Tours: July through October 2022. Through a special collaboration with the Patchogue-Medford Library and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk, PAC will be offering unique educational opportunities and historical/contemporary art tours of locations used for MoCA L.I.ghts. Additionally, virtual labs will be offered for any community member artists and non-artists alike interested in experimenting with projection and animation as a medium in a series of workshops inspired by MoCA L.I.ghts installations and led by past artists. Virtual labs are archived and re-released alongside each year’s new offerings.

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