06 Nov 2021. GLOW Eindhoven is a light art festival in the public space of Eindhoven and takes place every November. The light art festival GLOW in Eindhoven breaks the visitor record every year. The twelfth edition of GLOW Eindhoven took place from 6 to 13 November 2021.
Both in the center of Eindhoven and on part of the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, dozens of special light projects were shown during the eight days, made by artists from The Netherlands and abroad. The special event always attracts visitors from all over Europe. The six-kilometer-long City Route included illuminated buildings, churches and tunnels, while the Science Route was largely located on the University grounds. The previous edition also resulted in two permanent lighting projects. The project by the Eindhoven light artist, Ivo Schoofs, can still be seen on the station square, as well as the AnTUenna light installation on the chimney of the TU/e campus. Also, this year, there were beautiful and special light objects to admire. Special buildings not to be missed were the Philips Villa, the Catharinakerk and the Fatih mosque.
“Eindhoven is known as the Dutch City of Light. Since the establishment of the first light bulb factories the production of light sources has had a strong influence in the city’s development. Nevertheless, for a long time this close relationship with light only had a limited presence in public space. In mid-2000 the term Night Town was introduced into the municipal vision on the city centre. This expressed the ambition to make Eindhoven’s inner city, which was already used and visited intensively by day, equally lively and atttractive at night.
GLOW captures the core values of the city like technology, innovation and design but also characterizes hospitality, openness and result-orientation. Right from the first moment, GLOW has been overwhelming. The balance between accessible projects and high-quality artworks appeals to a broad audience and draws attention of the national and international press. The steadily rising number of visitors, from a nice 45,000 in the first year to no fewer than 450,000 in 2012 speaks volumes.”