December 9th from 4:30 - 7:30PM
What is Illuminate Downtown Ashland?
Founded in 2017 by studio director Chrissy Reynolds, Illuminate Downtown Ashland is a community event that aims to shine a light on the important role art plays within a community. Annemarie's Dance Centre alongside the town of Ashland and Arts! Ashland Alliance partner local art and artists with community spaces both public and private.
What will 2020 look like?
It is no secret that 2020 has been a very difficult year for the performing arts. Theatre spaces are closed and artists are finding unique ways to bring their art to the community. Illuminate Ashland will do the same. Four venues have been chosen to host art/artists and those venues will be livestreamed for audience members to watch in real time. Annemarie's Dance Centre will host the student-based dance company Movement Project. 20 young dancers will showcase their choreography in the transformed location. The Ashland Historical Society will open its' doors to the Gilded Harps. NATyA Dance Collective will bring solo works to Ashland Town Hall and Blush Bouquets opens its doors to Ashland's own Joe Stillitano. All of these performances will be livestreamed and viewed through the comfort of ones home.
moments from previous years:
Thank you Sponsors!
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.