Noor Riyadh is a new citywide annual festival of light and art that nurtures creativity, promotes talent and delivers awe-inspiring experiences.

Launched on March 18 2021, Noor Riyadh is a project under Riyadh Art.

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The Noor Riyadh 2021 program included: a number of selected public art installations across Riyadh city; ‘Light Upon Light: Light Art since the 1960s’, a landmark exhibition of light art; and a diverse program of talks, workshops and events.

Bring the whole family together to spark creative and joyful expression with Noor Riyadh’s dedicated learning platform.

Mar / Fri 18

Light Upon Light: Activity Booklets

Educate and inspire children with Noor Riyadh’s ACTIVITY BOOKLETS designed for age groups between 5 to 8, 8 to 3 and 13+ to explore the theme of light and examine and discover the works of art beyond a visit to the exhibition ‘Light Upon Light: Light Art since the 1960s’.

Free Online
Apr / Fri 01

Light Upon Light Exhibition Virtual Tour

Visit Noor Riyadh from anywhere and anytime! Our virtual tours allow you to step in and explore one of the greatest exhibitions of light art, from the comfort of your home.

Free Online


Noor Riyadh’s 2021 theme, Under One Sky, alludes to the universal human impulse to gather around light, to look into the flames of a campfire and to gaze at the stars. While the theme in its English translation is instantly relatable to an international audience, the words in Arabic literally mean ‘we gather under one sky.’ This idea of togetherness becomes particularly resonant in light of the global pandemic.

Many light artists are essentially sculptors, creating three-dimensional public artworks that pulse with light and color. These singular objects can immerse the viewer in light, activate outdoor locations and gallery spaces, and transform architecture by bathing it in light.

For Noor Riyadh all works use light as way of offering viewers a meaningful experience, whether deep and contemplative or joyful and surprising. For artists, the theme Under One Sky was a source of inspiration and the result of many incredibly distinct original works of art that for three weeks can be seen proudly illuminating Riyadh much like the deep and multifaceted night sky.

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Riyadh Art’s ten programs and two festivals turn the city into a creative canvas, bringing public art to the spaces where people travel, work and play.