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

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The MAH & Downtown Santa Cruz

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

This 4-night downtown takeover activates the museum, neighboring gardens and plazas with installations of site-responsive work, live performances, interactive technologies, and immersive experiences from local and international artists.

The 2023 lineup to be announced in July 2023.

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.

Header Image: Our House by Tom Dekyvere (Belgium), photo by Arjun Yadav.

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