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For three days, we'll transform a small city in upstate New York into a cutting edge international festival of light, color and sound.
420 backers pledged $32,836 to help bring this project to life.

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In 2015, Team LUMA got this crazy idea: Let's throw a massive projection mapping festival like we'd seen in videos from Europe and Australia. And let's do it in our tiny little city in Upstate New York.

Friends and neighbors let us install massive large venue projectors in their loft apartments. Guys who spent their days running computer networks at the local school district stayed up till 2 AM to read about concert lighting software.

We took a wild guess and told the news there'd be 2500 people.

25,000 showed up.

The crowd spilled out beyond the barricades and the BPD rushed to close additional streets. We all knew that something special had been born that night.

And *you* made that happen.

It's now four years later.

LUMA is now THREE days.

The little festival that could has grown from a dream to a prototype to a truly international immersive art experience.

Year 4 once again brings artists from around the world to Binghamton, but for more than just a festival - to help us grow a movement.

We believe in immersive storytelling that can only be experienced as a community. Merging digital worlds with our physical space through novel, emerging technologies. LUMA has become the playground and workshop for innovators worldwide to tell their stories through light and sound.

To celebrate the festivals continued evelopment, LUMA will introduce a storytellers conference in 2018. Top creatives from various media such as projection mapping, film, VR, AR, immersive theater and more will unite to explore how we can push the boundaries of these various forms together. It's a cross-pollination of thought leadership that will compel programmers, writers, dancers, engineers and anyone with vision to take their work to the next level.

Together you can help us create an immersive community art experience the country has yet to experience.

Over 594,000 lumens bright.

3 days running Sept 7-9th.

6 brand new projects.

5 internationally renowned artists.

A 44 piece orchestra from the Binghamton Philharmonic.

Day time installations from Pneuhaus: large-scale, inflatable environments designed to heighten the interplay of light, structure, and space.

The LUMA Storytellers Conference featuring workshops for both adults and kids.

Brand new local restaurant collaborations for unique dining experiences.

More still to be announced...

But going bigger costs money. And even though coming to LUMA is free, throwing an international projection arts festival isn't.

Why are we fundraising?

- LUMA is free.

We believe in a 'pay what you can model'. Nobody wants to close a street down and take money at one end. So think of your contribution as your ticket in. Some years, you can afford to give a whole bunch of money. Maybe some years you can't afford to pitch in. Last year, 447 people donated and 35,000 people came. Imagine if we could get just HALF to contribute!

- LUMA is new.

A KickStater is supposed to *start* something right? And we're not starting. Au contraire! We're asking you to contribute to the *new* stuff. Last year, LUMA brought international artists to Binghamton. This year we have expanded to 3 days, introduced the biggest projection mapping piece we've produced to date, a new storytellers conference, and more! By contributing, you're helping build the new pieces of LUMA.

- LUMA ain't cheap.

$2000/night projector rental. Tens of thousands to get film quality computer animations. Artists need to be paid--and we're proud to support both veteran and emerging artists at LUMA. The reality is, our KickStarter campaign covers a small portion of the overall budget. We also have sponsors (like our amazing title sponsor VISIONS and our co-presenters City of Binghamton, Red Barn Technology and Broome County). But your contribution is a way of *telling* those sponsors how much you care about LUMA and want it to grow.

How does LUMA work?

LUMA is a view-at-your-own pace outdoor art gallery of animations. That means you can come any time during the festival and view all the projects. They each repeat on a loop. So you could even come at 11 PM and catch the whole thing.

SIGNED ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN B.C. STRIP
SIGNED ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN B.C. STRIP
SIGNED AND FRAMED LUMA BC COMIC STRIP
SIGNED AND FRAMED LUMA BC COMIC STRIP
LUMA LED Bracelet
LUMA LED Bracelet
LUMA 2018 TEE
LUMA 2018 TEE
LUMA 2018 Hoodie
LUMA 2018 Hoodie
Timeless Tales Print
Timeless Tales Print
Anthony Brunelli "Lackawanna Morning" Print
Anthony Brunelli "Lackawanna Morning" Print
Anthony Brunelli "View of Binghamton" Print
Anthony Brunelli "View of Binghamton" Print

Risks and challenges

LUMA is growing quickly and we're certainly excited about that. Of course, jumping into newer and bigger things too quickly comes with its own set of challenges. We plan carefully and we're lucky that our audience is patient with us when we're trying interesting new things they haven't seen before.

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    LUMA Blue LED Bracelet

    As a thank you for contributing $15 to launch LUMA 2018 you'll get a glowing LED bracelet so you can brag to everyone you meet in your travels that you're from the home of LUMA Projection Arts Festival.

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    LUMA 2018 TEE

    As a thank you for contributing $25 to launch LUMA 2018, you'll get the 2018 only Shimmering Green tee--screen printed.

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    LUMA Hoodie

    This soft LUMA hoodie will keep you warm and repping LUMA through the chilly months.

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    The Hoodie + Tee

    Complete your 2018 LUMA wardrobe with the 2018 Tee + Hoodie.

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    Timeless Tales Print

    Celebrate our largest year yet by collecting this limited edition glossy print of one of the iconic scenes from world renowned artists Maxin10sity

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    The Multipack and Thank You Credits

    Get the bracelet, tshirt, hoodie, print, AND your name featured in our thank you credits.

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    • LUMA 2018 TEE
    • LUMA Hoodie
    • Timeless Tales Print
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    SIGNED AND FRAMED LUMA BC COMIC STRIP

    2018 is a big year! LUMA is now THREE days, brand new features, and an internationally syndicated BC comic strip featuring LUMA!

    What better way to commemorate this than to own this very special print framed by Garland Gallery celebrating four years of LUMA and the Hart family working together. Each print is signed by Mason!

    This print is of the *FULL* strip that will be internationally syndicated this September. Don't miss out!

    Limited to 10 prints!

    **Due to the strip not yet being syndicated we can only show one single pane. Final print is of the full strip**

    ***MUST RECEIVE IN PERSON***

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    The Ultimate LUMA Pack

    You are a massive supporter of LUMA and you should be rewarded. As a big giant thank you, you get the tee, the bracelet, the hoodie, the print, the thank you credits acknowledgement AND a pair of passes to the VIP lounge held the night of LUMA with an open bar, DJ and live music.

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    • LUMA 2018 TEE
    • LUMA Hoodie
    • Timeless Tales Print
    • Thank You Credits Acknowledgment
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    Anthony Brunelli Lackawanna Morning

    Framed Anthony Brunelli Print
    "Lackawanna Morning"
    Signed and numbered, limited edition lithograph print
    14" x 24"

    Framing by Che Bella Custom Framing.

    Your name will also appear in the thank you credits.

    ** COMES UNFRAMED - MUST BE PICKED UP AND BROUGHT TO CHE BELLA FRAMING (COMES WITH FREE FRAMING CERTIFICATE) **

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    View of Binghamton

    Framed Anthony Brunelli Print
    "View of Binghamton"
    Signed and numbered, limited edition lithograph print
    25" x 38"

    Framing by Che Bella Custom Framing.

    Your name will also appear in the thank you credits.

    ** COMES UNFRAMED - MUST BE PICKED UP AND BROUGHT TO CHE BELLA FRAMING (COMES WITH FREE FRAMING CERTIFICATE) **

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    SIGNED ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN B.C. STRIP

    This is the original drawing used for a comic strip that ran in the internationally syndicated BC Comic published Aug 14th 2016 worldwide.

    Donated to LUMA by the Hart family, Mason will sign his work and it will be framed by Garland Gallery in Downtown Binghamton.

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    Choice of ANY Anthony Brunelli Print

    A limited edition, signed, custom, archival Giclée print (44 inches wide) of any choice from Anthony's portfolio (Binghamton or International scene).

    The winning supporter will come in to ABFA to choose the print and then take a framing certificate to Che Bella Framing to pick out their frame.

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