December 9th from 4:30 - 7:30PM

What is Illuminate Downtown Ashland?


Annemarie's Dance Centre has partnered with Arts! Ashland Alliance and the town of Ashland to shine a light on our thriving arts community Saturday, December 14th from 4:30 - 7:30PM. A walking path through the downtown area will take participants through spaces in town that will host various local talent.The spaces will be lit with beautiful luminaries that are created by students, community members and purchased by interested businesses. The event will bring families to the downtown area, display the vital role the arts play in our community and create an atmosphere of beauty and peace around the holiday season. This is a free event for friends and families. Food and drink may be available for purchase at some of the stops. Leave your car behind while you experience the magic of the season, the beauty of the luminaries and the importance of the arts in Ashland. 

New for 2019!


Celtic duo from the Boston-based group Ulster Landing will perform at the historical society. Installation Artist Sarah Brophy will create a moving constellation art piece that will be viewable from the outside of Annemarie's Dance Centre. A large scale art project will be lit by professional lighting designer Jessica Elliott at Town Hall. This project was created by a multitude of community members. Blush Bouquets will be open for business and will host Indian dance company NATyA Dance Studio Collective. 

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moments from previous years:

Thank you Sponsors!


Sponsorship opportunities


Free community events would not be possible without the support of the local businesses. Sponsoring this event means you care about the vital role that arts play in our communities and you understand these events bring our community closer together through our shared interests. Your donation of $150 or $200 will help bring additional artists to the event, provide us an opportunity to get more groups involved and create an atmosphere of magic through the purchase and creation of luminaries. 

$25.00 for any individual that wants to sponsor a great town event.

$150.00 - $200.00 Business Partner/Arts Advocate - several mentions on social media with link to business, logo placed on website and logo placed on maps that are distributed during the event

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