Frequency: A Festival of Light, Sound & Digital Culture

Light up the night at Frequency, the MAH's biennial arts festival.

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September 21–24, 2023

The MAH & Downtown Santa Cruz

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Frequency is a biennial festival of light, sound, and digital culture hosted in and around the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

The 4-night event showcases local and global artists and integrates a variety of media-based art into the downtown landscape through illuminated artworks, interactive technologies, and immersive experiences.

Frequency is a mostly free event. While all outdoor installations can be visited at no cost, there is a small entrance fee to the MAH, where some indoor artworks and programs are hosted.

Visit the Frequency event page for lineup, schedule, and more.

Header Image: Rhizome (Brussels, 2020) by Tom & Lien Dekyvere, photo by Valery Bellengier.

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