Portland, OR. The Portland Winter Light Festival (PDXWLF) is hosting a raffle to win a one-of-a-kind wood-burning fire pit designed by local artist and PDXWLF alum, David Bertman. Organizers say, “As we collectively turn inward and begin spending more time at home and around the hearth, it has become clear that we are all looking for more ways to make our homes cozier and more welcoming.”

The fire pit is described as a functional piece of art.

The wood-burning fire pit is made of 14 gauge steel, has a diameter of 24″, and is valued at $585. Tickets are on sale until Sunday, November 29 at https://www.pdxwlf.com/fire-raffle. Each ticket is $100 and only 99 will be sold.

Money raised from the sale of tickets will go directly to offsetting pandemic-related income losses at the Portland Winter Light Festival. It’s an event organized by the nonprofit Willamette Light Brigade which is the organization that illuminates Portland’s bridges. Currently, the annual festival has been put on hold for 2021. Organizers explain, “We are thinking deeply about how to maintain our organization’s core values during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team is currently working on activities for 2021 that safely celebrate the entire community.” So stay tuned for more information on the festival in the months to come.

The 5th annual Portland Winter Light Festival took place on February 6th – 8th, 2020. It showcased nearly 100 illuminated art installations, over 70 performances and live events, educational programs, and kinetic fire sculptures throughout the city. It drew over 200,000 guests. Here’s a video about the 2020 festival:

Below are some photos from past celebrations.

The annual festival is billed as a free, all ages, community-wide festival & celebration illuminating the city’s public spaces with installations by premier light artists and designers.

Portland Light Festival 2018. Photo by MGV photography.

Portland Light Festival 2018. Photo by Brooke Hoyer.

From Portland Winter Light Festival (PDXWLF):

Help support the future of the light festival by buying a raffle ticket at this link.

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​As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, our success is completely dependent on the generous support of our community. Your donation is tax-deductible and helps ensure that the festival will continue to thrill and inspire.

The Portland Winter Light Festival is free for everyone to attend directly because of donations from attendees like you. The mission of the Portland Winter Light Festival is to build community by bringing light art and technology to inclusive audiences while invigorating Portland in the winter. Your donations help to support our mission.

If you’d like to donate by check, please make your check out to “WLB Portland Winter Light Festival”

Mail to: PDXWLF c/o Willamette Light Brigade

PO Box 14157
Portland, Oregon 97293


The PDXWLF is a proud activity of the Willamette Light Brigade. Your individual donation is tax-deductible as the Willamette Light Brigade is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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