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Luminarium Set to Return to Cowles Commons This Fall

July 17, 2018

DES MOINES, IA — Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) is excited to announce the return of the popular light and air sculpture known as a Luminarium. After wowing visitors in Sept. 2016 with Luminarium Arboria, an entirely new Luminarium known as Albesila, will animate Cowles Commons from Sept. 28 – Oct. 7, 2018. Tickets to Luminarium Albesila will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at (515) 246-2300. Please see below for additional details.

Luminarium: Albesila

Cowles Commons
September 28 – October 7, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission: $5 day-of standby admission, $15 advance reserved time. (A limited number of reserved tickets
will be available) Tickets will go on-sale to the public on August 22, 2018.

This inflatable walk-in monument from the United Kingdom is half the size of a football field and offers a
phenomenon of light, color and sound. Evoking a sense of wonder for people of all ages, the Luminarium is a
dazzling maze of winding paths and cavernous domes where visitors are invited to wander, lie down, or sit
and enjoy the ambience.

Volunteers Needed:

DMPA is building a dynamic team of volunteer docents to guide guests as they experience the “Albesila”
Luminarium. This opportunity is ideal for those interested in art, architecture, event management, theater,
culture and education. For more information on becoming a volunteer please visit:

For additional information about Luminarium Albesila, please visit DMPA.org.

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.