Dlectricity 2021

Inspired by Nuit Blanche arts festivals from around the world, Dlectricity has presented three major light-based art + technology festivals in 2012, 2014 and 2017. Produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI), the spectacular outdoor visual light + art celebration takes place in Detroit’s Cultural Center and  DTE’s Beacon Park.

Attendees are immersed in a landscape of light through groundbreaking installations of video art, new media, lasers, interactive design and engineering, and captivating performance. More than forty invited artists from around the world and the Detroit community will create large-scale installations at the following Cultural Center institutions:


  • College for Creative Studies
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Public Library
  • Michigan Science Center
  • The Scarab Club
  • University of Michigan – Rackham Building
  • Wayne State University
  • The 2021 festival will also include installations at DTE Beacon Park.

Visit the Dlectricity 2021 website for a complete list of events and featured artists, maps of the festival and information about covid safety at dlectricity.com

DLECTRICITY is a free event presented by DTE Energy Foundation. Partners providing funding for the cultural initiative include the William Davidson Foundation, Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Detroit Institute of Arts, Midtown Detroit, Inc., MI Humanities, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Marc Schwartz, Lisa Applebaum, Shinola Detroit and the Farbman Group.