Illumine at Oakland Cemetery

Date(s): May 07, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Illumine at Oakland Cemetery
April 27-30 & May 4-7, 2023 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Illumine [verb]: Light up or brighten; enlighten (someone) spiritually or intellectually

Trees are essential to the identity, history, and landscape of historic Oakland Cemetery. From the early oaks that inspired the name and the unique tropical specimens planted during the Victorian era to the towering magnolias that provide shade for today’s visitors, critical flora and rich cultural meaning are rooted in the soil of Oakland.

Trees contribute to the ecosystem through habitat, food, and shelter and support the environmental health and biodiversity of Atlanta. They are also imbued with meaning, symbolism, and power, and incorporated into the diverse cultural and burial practices found in Oakland.

Over two weekends in April, encompassing both Earth Day and Arbor Day, Illumine 2023 will use innovative lighting, art installations, and music to shine a light on Oakland’s unique trees and their environmental, historical, social, and cultural significance. Get tickets here!