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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Popular Light and Air Sculpture Will Delight All Ages

Tickets on sale Aug. 22! 

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, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at (515) 246-2300. Please see below for additional details.


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:

Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships: