LightFall will connect people with our natural landscape in a completely new way. This unique event will shape how we encounter darkness, light, sound and land through Aleuria, a meditative, immersive light and sound experience, created by Louisville-born artist, Annie Mitchell with a soundscape designed by local musician, WG Rickel. This beautiful art experience is intended to calm the mind and lower your heart rate while exposing you to one of the region’s most amazing landscapes.
Visitors will be asked to gather prior to the walk-through to begin to quiet your mind and prepare for the experience before freely exploring the installation along the Falls of the Ohio shoreline.
All visitors must keep noise level to a whisper in order to minimize distractions. You will be encouraged prior to the walkthrough of the exhibit to begin to silence yourself and to listen to your heart rate and breath.
Visitors should plan 45 – 60 minutes to view all three exhibits along the path.
While the path to view the art installation has been cleared and removed of as much debris as possible for your safety, the walk is moderately difficult. This is a natural landscape and visitors may need to walk over small rocks, sticks and an uneven surface that includes sand and dirt. Visitors are asked to stay on the designated path for the duration of the event.
Those wishing to attend LightFall should review the Wavier of Liability prior to arrival.
Visitors are encouraged to attend the event without your phone. The exhibit is best seen without any light pollution or other distractions. The exhibit is intended to be an immersive, meditative light and sound experience so any light from phones will disrupt the environment and lessen the experience for those around you. If you must bring your phone, you will be asked to power it down in order to remove the risk of any light exposure to the exhibit.
In order to maximize your experience, it is encouraged to attend the event without a camera or phone. No flash photography is allowed. Visitors are encouraged to share photos that are available on the social media accounts of Annie Mitchel, the Falls of the Ohio Foundation and River Heritage Conservancy.
All ages are welcomed to attend the event and view the exhibit. Please keep in mind that the noise level must be kept to a whisper.
There is limited parking available at the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center. Additional parking can be found just a few minutes’ walk away, along the river at Clarksville’s Ashland Park.
Ticket reservations will be available August 9, 2021 via LightFallEvent.com. Price of the tickets will be $20 per vehicle.
In order to make LightFall a success, we need volunteers! As a volunteer you’ll help with the check-in process and guide guests through the LightFall experience in our uniquely beautiful landscape. With the event requiring total darkness, you’ll be asked to help from 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. If you’re interested in participating to help make LightFall an enjoyable experience for our entire community, please complete the form available at the bottom of the home page on LightFallEvent.com
While we believe that all people should have access to our natural outdoor spaces, the LightFall installation may be difficult to access for people who have mobility issues. The installation will be at the end of a natural sand trail with dirt and some rocks. While the path to view the art installation has been cleared and removed of as much debris as possible for your safety, it is still a moderately difficult path. If you have questions about accessibility please call us at 812.283.4999.
Event organizers met with Dr. Eric Yazel, the Clark County Health Officer, in mid-August, who voiced no concerns surrounding COVID-19 or the need to mandate masks at LightFall.
Although masks are encouraged throughout Clark and Floyd Counties for indoor gatherings and where social distancing is not possible, there are currently no mask mandates in place for outdoor events. LightFall is a timed, ticketed event where the activity lends itself to outdoor social distancing; therefore, masks are not required at this time.
Health officials and event organizers are monitoring the situation daily. If health department officials have any changes, it will be shared on LightFallEvent.com and other related social media pages, It is encouraged to check LightFallEvent.com prior to attending for the most up-to-date information.