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, held during the last gasp of summer on the evenings of Sept. 8-9, 2023, brought 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 —  served as the mesmerizing backdrop for the show.  



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

Attendees enjoyed 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 had 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.

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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