Lighthouse Immersive creates, produces and distributes innovative digital immersive art experiences through its experiential entertainment multiplex digital art galleries, aiming to cultivate community and creativity through large-scale events and exhibitions of all art forms. Lighthouse Immersive offers versatile spaces for creators to present their work while engaging audiences in unique art experiences that encourage dialogue and inspire new artistic creations.
Lighthouse Immersive has produced the world premiere of Immersive Van Gogh, Immersive Frida Kahlo and Immersive Klimt: Revolution to more than 21 North American cities. Recognized as the leader in immersive art experiences, Lighthouse Immersive custom-designs each of their venues, named Lighthouse ArtSpace, to distinctly envelop the various architectural settings they inhabit, it operates galleries in a range of historic venues including refurbished industrial and retail spaces.
Since 2021, the company has opened, or is opening, 21 new galleries in North American cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Boston and Denver, and is currently expanding into additional markets. To date, Lighthouse Immersive has sold over 5 million tickets to Immersive Van Gogh across North America, with Artnet calling it “one of the largest coordinated art phenomena of all time.”
Enter the immersive dream
“Lighthouse Immersive’s Frida: Immersive Dream transports you to the center of Fridando—known by Frida Kahlo’s fans as the state of living like Frida.”
A visit to the new Lighthouse Immersive Exhibit
“Immersive Klimt is anything but expected, full of contradictions, both whimsical and challenging.”
Lighthouse Immersive arrives in SF
“Creativity and innovation are part of San Francisco‘s DNA. It is very appropriate that we are the first city on the West Coast to welcome the all-new visually-striking Immersive Van Gogh exhibition.”
“Every project comes with its own continent; oftentimes, I will need to know not only about costumes and sets and period music, but about humanity
Mikhail Baryshnikov x Lighthouse Immersive
“The images tell us not only where the dancer was, but where they are headed, giving us a small journey inside each static image.”
MEET THE TEAM
CEO Tom Gabbard
"At the heart is this beautiful digital art that Massimiliano has put together. But then how it’s implemented and what it’s surrounded by are totally unique in each city, and uniquely reflective of that city. At a certain point in time, fans will find it well worth the trip to visit these various sites and compare and contrast them.”
Producer Corey Ross
Corey Ross, Starvox Entertainment & Lighthouse Immersive Producer, discusses the various challenges on the road to opening the IVG exhibit, and how the company retained its energy and focus to arrive at the exhibit’s various destinations. “I didn't get here by not being ambitious!” CR.
Marina & Irina - Maestro Artist Management
"There are always questions that you ask yourself, like: should we have taken more risks? Sometimes it’s easy to get intimidated by economic constraints and then sometimes you think maybe you should have just done it."
Phil Lobel and Dale Boyer
For a behind-the-scenes look at how the social media and PR teams for Immersive Van Gogh were able to scale the exhibit up to an international audience during the pandemic, we welcome Phil Lobel—mastermind behind the ubiquitous PR company, Lobeline Communications— and Dale Boyer, Social Media Manager for Lighthouse Immersive.
Leaders of the Immersive Revolution
“Tradition allows innovation because it reveals the embryo of language.”
Meet Kelsey Sewell
I am the lead Project Coordinator on Lighthouse Immersive’s Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program across all North American venues. The AiR program is an additional immersive component to the artistic experience at Lighthouse Artscape venues presenting the Immersive Van Gogh, Immersive Klimt Revolution, and Frida: Immersive Dream exhibits. The program is designed to include and invigorate local arts and culture in each city, highlighting and promoting local artists alongside the globally celebrated artists presented by Lighthouse Immersive. The flexibility of the residency invites the artist to interpret each exhibit’s theme through their own local and personal lenses. The artists paint live at the exhibit and so it’s just incredible seeing attendees engage with artists and vice versa. I think it’s a great opportunity to put the spotlight on local arts communities and offers opportunities for artists to express themselves in a completely devoted way that isn’t always available to them. The AiR program presents artists with the chance to interact with hundreds of exhibit attendees daily, sharing their creative process, and selling their artwork at the retail space.
To find more information, and to submit an application, visit Lighthouse Immersive’s AiR page.