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LUMA Lights Up Downtown Binghamton

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By Fox 40 Staff.
Thousands of people are in downtown Binghamton to see it lit up like never before.

LUMA is a projection arts festival which is making it's Binghamton debut Friday night. It's projecting images on five buildings in the area of State Street between Henry and Lewis Streets. One of the highlights of the night is the projection of 3-D images, including the comic strip B.C.

Joshua Benard- Co Producer for LUMA states: "This could be projection mapping which essentially means that you create a 3D model of a building and you use that to warp the buildings structure and do things like move columns around or have windows fly open. In one case have lizards crawling all over the building. We create the illusion that its actually happening on the building because we shut off all the lights on the street!"

Benard says he plans on making LUMA an annual event.