Giving Tuesday is here and your gift will have twice the impact!  An anonymous donor is matching up to $7,500 in donations on November 29.  Please consider making a gift today to help jump-start our planning for the 2023 season!


Thank you to our donors, volunteers and audiences for an incredible second season!  We are extremely proud of the 30+ art shows, concerts, film screenings and events we produced this summer.  Did you hear? At our Award Show on August 27 we announced that the Emberlight Festival is officially its own nonprofit organization, so now we’re really off to the races.  As we say at Emberlight: Onwards and Artwards!

Art in the Park 2023

Applications for Art in the Park 2023 will be open from October 1, 2022 – February 1, 2023

Art in the Park returns to the Miners Memorial Heritage Park from July 1 – August 26, 2023.  $3,000 of prizes will be determined by professional judges and an online audience vote throughout the summer. Reserve your spot today and join the magic next summer!

“The people of the western Upper Peninsula have been with me since day one — from my very first performances at Theatre North and the Historic Ironwood Theatre, to Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera. I carry them in my heart every time I step on stage. The Emberlight Festival is my love letter to the people who call this region home, and to the art lovers who’ve always wanted to visit.”  — Miles Mykkanen, Emberlight Artistic Director

International Film Festival

Submissions for the 2023 Film Festival are open from October 1, 2022 – April 15, 2023

The 2023 Emberlight International Film Festival will feature films from around the world from August 19 – 25, 2023.  In 2022 over 770 films were submitted from six continents and 78 countries.  Submit your film today on FilmFreeway to join our exciting third season!

“The Emberlight Festival is a gift to the western Upper Peninsula and will have a lasting impact on our future.”
Norma Ross, season donor