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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

LUMEN: Heavy Meta

Performance Science & technology Sculpture & installation Visual arts
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Waterloo Public Library - Main Branch

Waterloo, ON

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Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.

Washrooms available in local businesses.


Lumen is a festival that showcases light based new media, media art, and projection based installations. This event invites citizens to explore the city through a new lens - one that illuminates Waterloo through art and technology.


Heavy Meta is a 30’ long, 19’ tall metallic dragon vehicle with interactive fire, sound, kinetic, and light components. Built atop a GM bus, the project is entirely designed and fabricated in Toronto. Its skin is clad in hand-cut, hand-welded sheet metal, and its wings and mouth articulate and shoot fire. Destined for Burning Man, and located in Toronto when not on tour around North America, Heavy Meta is Canada's largest art car. TO learn more about Heavy Meta, visit:

Installation sponsored by: ACCOMMOD8U

Location: Waterloo Public Library/Dupont Lot


Arts & Culture, City of Waterloo

With arts, culture and heritage being of such importance to our city's livability, we have developed our culture plan with the core vision to: break down barriers to cultural activities and engagement at the city and within the community; identify opportunities and bring ideas, people, and resources together to help make great things happen; encourage creativity and creative expression in all areas of community life. Go out and explore arts, culture, and heritage in Waterloo!


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