Joy Engine Presents: Nitelight

Milwaukee's first-ever, outdoor immersive arts & lights festival experience — extending summer for one more breathtaking moment.

The dazzling live spectacle, to be held during the last gasp of summer on the evenings of Sept. 8-9, brings 4D projection mapping technology to Milwaukee’s iconic Historic Mitchell Street Neighborhood. A multi-story building at 710 W. Historic Mitchell Street — home to Mitchell Street Arts —  will serve as the mesmerizing backdrop for the show.  



Nitelight will feature a fashion show, a variety of local vendors, dance performances, and an impressive music lineup. The event is family-friendly and free to the public. After sundown, the event will set the grounds alight with an amazing motion graphics show.

Attendees will enjoy heart-thumping performances while celebrating the magic that unfolds when art + technology collide.



5:30 PM

6:15 PM

6:30 PM

7:15 PM

Nitelight Show

7:45 PM

8:30 PM

Nitelight Show

9:00 PM

Nitelight Show

10:15 PM


5:15 PM

Vatofied Experience

6:30 PM

A fashion experience featuring music by Clayton, Zonk
& NilexNile

7:15 PM

Nitelight Show

7:45 PM

Water Street Dance

8:30 PM

Nitelight Show

8:50 PM

9:30 PM

Nitelight Show

10:00 PM


Families with children will have plenty of options to indulge in memory-making activities throughout the festival.

Life-sized Lite Brite

Make your own art to light up the night with this nostalgic favorite!

A fun, multilingual learning adventure with a variety of hands-on activities to learn, create and grow!

Step through the light show into the 710 W. Historic Mitchell Street building to explore the new home of Mitchell Street Arts. Art activities and tours of the space will be available for all to enjoy.

Getting Here & Parking

7th & Historic Mitchell Street

Mitchell Street will be closed to traffic between 7th St. & 8th St. for the event.


Nearby Public Parking Lots
The Windlake Lot – 716 W Windlake Ave – Free 3 Hour Parking
The Social Lot – 1640 S 12th Street – Free Parking

Nearby Street Parking
There is a mix of metered and unmetered street parking on Historic Mitchell Street and on the surrounding side streets. Many of the paid metered parking spots are free after 7:00 PM.

Bus Routes

Route #80
Stop ID 7135 – Mitchell St. & 6th St.
Stop 7211 – Mitchell St. & 6th St.

Route #54
Stop ID 1069 – Mitchell St. & 7th St.
Stop ID 1213 – Mitchell St. & 9th St.
Stop ID 1071 – Mitchell St. & 9th St.

Route #19
Stop ID 9521 – Lapham & 9th St.
Stop ID 9522 – Lapham & 9th St.

Ride Share

Uber, Lyft, carpooling, and other ride sharing services are great options for getting to the event!

Meet the Artists

We are proud to have worked with Milwaukee-area artists and students to shine a light on the region's artistic talent and bring the light show to life.

Click on each artist’s name below to learn about their work.

Nitelight Sponsors

There are a variety of ways to sponsor the event as a whole, specific programs or even individual artists!
Please contact Stephanie Sherman for more information at

Headlight Level Sponsors

Flashlight Level Sponsors

Lightbulb Level Sponsors


Beverage Sponsors

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