On a mild summer evening in 2013, 2,000 Cincinnatians gathered in Washington Park to find out what all the neighborhood buzz was about. The rumor was that the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra would be rehearsing for a weekend performance having something to do with some lights on the facade of historic Music Hall. They had no idea what they were in for. Two days later, word had spread and Lumenocity had attracted over 40,000 people to Washington Park and solidified its place in Cincinnati's cultural history. It was later described as a tipping point and a moment of shared art that brought together every walk of life.
In August of 2014, Lumenocity returned to once again capture the imagination of the city. Expectations were high to say the least and in the end over 180,000 people witnessed an event that was by all measures bigger, brighter and more refined than the original.
It's been said that Lumenocity was the result of a team of hundreds doing the best work of their careers. For those of us that did the work, the process was a bit more nuanced than that with plenty of highs and lows but always rooted in years of craft and experience. This website is designed to provide a glimpse into the process that brought Lumenocity to life. We hope you find it informative and entertaining but most of all we hope it inspires you to dream big.