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Presented in partnership with Mesa's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

 

Rain or shine Albesila will be open to the public! Come enjoy a unique, serene experience no matter the weather.

 

Albesila, an immersive labyrinth of color and light, is a large-scale work of public art to be installed at Mesa’s Pioneer Park Feb. 9-17, 2019. The experience of this giant inflatable sculpture is like walking inside a work of stained glass—breathtakingly beautiful, serene and contemplative. Designed by British artist Alan Parkinson, Albesila can hold up to 80 people at one time and provides a unique experience filled with color, ambient music and wonder.

 

With a footprint half the size of a football field, the light- and color-filled dome-like spaces invite visitors to wander, explore or sit or lie down and enjoy the ambiance of the space. Explore the maze of winding paths and inspiring domes and lose yourself in sensory bliss. 

 

Visitors can visit the luminarium for 30-minute sessions, noon - 9 p.m. each day, except Feb. 9 when the installation will close to visits at 8 p.m. to host a special ticketed event Color + Light Party (see below). Single tickets for Albesila are $7 per person, or 4 for $24 (plus additional tickets at $6). Children under two years of age are admitted free of charge. 

 

While you are at Albesila: 

Enjoy Mesa's Feastival Forest with a variety of food trucks and coffee available most evenings on site at Pioneer Park! Learn more about Mesa Feastival Forest and their regular Saturday evening events at Mesa's Pioneer Park, here

 

Details for visitors: 

  • Ticket holders must arrive 10 minutes prior to their admission time. 
  • Everyone must have a ticket for entry, except children under two years of age. 
  • Children under the age of 16 will only be admitted accompanied by an adult. 
  • Albesila is 100% accessible. 
  • Shoes are not allowed in the Luminarium, unless a medical necessity (shoe covers will be provided). Visitors are asked to wear or bring socks for their visit inside Albesila. 

 

 

Sponsored by The Boeing Company

 

 

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 9 for a 21+ Color + Light Party in and around Albesila, the luminarium, 8-11 p.m. Enjoy live music, drinks and light snacks, light-based sculptural artwork by Malena Lou, performances by Vessel Project’s Transfix, and more. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door ($20 for Mesa Arts Center Members) and include admission to Albesila, one beverage and snacks. Note: no food or drink are allowed inside the Luminarium.