“Staro Rīga” Public Participation Programme “Riga Carnival”


In 2014, festival of light “Staro Rīga” launches new programme to encourage participation of the public, “Riga Carnival”, which, with the motto “Paint Your Riga!”, is urging all – companies and residents of Riga – to make the Latvian capital city brighter until November 18 by creating colourful light installations and displaying them in windows and on building facades. The objects participating in the programme have to be displayed every night 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. from the 14th through 18th of November. The works will be posted online at www.staroriga.lv, which is where voting for the best light objects will be under way during the campaign. The authors of the best works will be presented with surprise gifts. Participants in the campaign can register their objects electronically at www.staroriga.lv, starting from the 10th of November.

Thematic division: Riga Carnival

Begins : 09.11.2014 22:00

Ends: 17.11.2014 22:00


  • Riga cityscape

Form of event:

  • Festival

Category of event:

  • Participation of the public

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

During the Festival of Light, the European Capital of Culture will experience positive “force majeure”. “Staro Rīga”, which used to be an event of light, videos, and installations, will be different this year, becoming a platform for international and national multimedia light and technology art projects. The main exhibits at the festival will be video installations that have won international acclaim or were created specifically for the festival, as well as projections, mapping and light installations. “Staro Rīga 2014” will co-operate with the world’s greatest festivals of light and be involved in artist mobility programmes, making Riga a world of colourful lights and video installations during the dark November days.

Web address: http://www.staroriga.lv/



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