The Nights of Lauzerte is a two-night art festival that takes place right outside our door. In fact, when we popped out to see what was going on, we found ourselves behind the festival tape.
The fest takes place throughout the streets of the village surrounding the main square (Place des Cornières) and inside the various galleries and participating establishments. The square was full of the typical food and drink vendors, box office, and a crowd of wanderers, slowly trickling through the entrance. Being resident locals (ha!) we were gifted with passes for the two nights from the mairie, which was certainly kind of them, so we sauntered with the crowds into the candle-lined streets.
Projectors were arranged throughout the village, illuminating entire building facades with vibrant colors, textures, and sometimes scenes that transformed the feel of the town into something otherworldly.
The galleries displayed paintings, installations, photographs, and scultptures.
And dancers had a few stages for live performances.
Despite a little bit of rain on Saturday night, we managed to see most of the exhibits and shows, and we certainly had a wonderful time seeing the town changed into something quite different and exciting!