JULY’S LOCAL FRONT

June 30, 2022

VINCENT VAN GOGH HOT AIR BALLOON 140

Lighthouse Immersive, the producer of the Van Gogh Exhibit in Toronto is bringing a 30 meter high hot air balloon. The balloon was created in England, and will be 80 on display starting July 28th. This is a reproduction of the master’s Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat from 1887.

“Toronto experienced the longest lockdown in North America. So many of the things that bring a city to life – restaurants, cultural life –have been dormant for so long,” says Lighthouse Immersive c0-producer Corey Ross.

“I wanted to do something special and fun in Toronto to mark this moment and when I discovered the Van Gogh hot air balloon, I knew we had to bring it here.”

The 13-minute film highlights the creator of these experiences rather than the artist. Siccardi has been pioneering immersive experiences in Europe for 30 years, with exhibits in Paris attracting over two million visitors.