Night Bright Community Festival: Underwater Love North Carolina Museum of Art
Night Bright Community Festival: Underwater Love North Carolina Museum of Art
Night Bright Community Festival: Underwater Love
Free  .  Past

Night Bright Community Festival: Underwater Love

Free  .  Past
Endorsed by Virginia Scare

Join the NCMA and OMAi artists for an experience like no other—digital animations will project on the outside of the NCMA. Paired with food, drink and other artistic fun, this is an event not to miss!

A forgotten world at the bottom of the ocean. Featuring digitally animated projections by Austrian artist collaborative OMAi with visual artist Ursula Gullow, this Night Bright event (free ticket required, see below) is all about the mysterious creatures beneath the sea. Fun for all ages with sea-themed art making, a local "bubbleologist," and giant jellyfish! Music, food trucks, beverage tent. Plus, join in the fun for a 10-minute digital painting session (separate paid ticket required, see below) with OMAi's Tagtool app at provided iPad stations. What you create will be incorporated into the main animated projection also featuring work by OMAi and Ursula Gullow on a wall of East Building during two performances.

Ticketing How-to

Entry to this event is free, but a ticket is required. Free tickets available here.

To participate in digital painting sessions at the free event, one timed ticket per family or group of four is required in addition to free entry tickets. Space is limited; advance ticket required ($6 Members, $8 Nonmembers). Purchase tickets at the link below.

Free; ticket required

Additional ticket needed for 10-minute Tagtool session

$6 Members (per session)

$8 Nonmembers (per session)

Box Office | (919) 715-5923


6:30–8:30 pm: Art making

6:30–10 pm: Food trucks, beverage service

6:30–11 pm: Music, "bubbleologist," giant jellyfish, and more

8–8:30 pm: Digital painting sessions with Tagtool

8:30 pm: Collaborative OMAi performance (no public digital painting session)

8:45–10:30 pm: Digital painting sessions with Tagtool

10:30 pm: Collaborative OMAi performance (no public digital painting session)

10:45–11 pm: Digital painting session with Tagtool

Food Trucks

Qspresso Food Truck

BO's kitchen

Wandering Moose


The Bamboo Cookhouse

Boricua Soul Food Truck

JAM Ice Cream

General Guidelines

Please observe the following rules and guidelines to enhance your safety and enjoyment.

  • Blankets and folding chairs are permitted for lawn seating.
  • Pets are not allowed on the premises.
  • Smoking is permitted only in a designated area near the theater entrance.
  • Public restrooms and water fountains are at the bottom of the entrance walkway to the left. 

Food and Beverage

  • Picnics are welcome in the amphitheater—or enjoy food from a selection of 7 food trucks. An ATM is located just outside East Building. 
  • Coolers, ice chests, picnic baskets, and plastic storage containers for transporting food and ice are allowed.
  • Beverage containers not purchased at the venue must be factory sealed and in non-glass containers. This applies to water, tea, lemonade, or any other beverage. The Museum reserves the right to inspect all containers brought onto the premises.
  • Parents may bring baby bottles or sippy cups for young children.
  • Visitors may not bring alcoholic beverages of any type into the Museum Park.
  • You must be at least 21 to consume wine or beer on the premises. IDs are checked at the gate.


  • In case of emergency, contact a uniformed security officer.
  • Emergency medical care is available at outdoor events, courtesy of Rex Healthcare's Emergency Response Team.
  • Walkways and stairs must be kept clear; no seating or standing permitted.
  • Use caution when moving about the facilities after dark.


  • Events take place rain or shine unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public. 
  • We'll post weather updates on the event listing as well as on Facebook and Twitter. You may also call the Museum Box Office, (919) 715-5923, for updates.

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
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Thursday, May 24th, 6:30p
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