LUV in the city (installations)
LUV is all around us. Not only in February and March, but all year round. However, in these months love manifests in Ljubljana in special ways – which also happen to be very Instagrammable! Experience the enchanting festival ambiance as the outdoor gallery of artistic light installations takes center stage. Elevating the allure and promotional essence of the festival, it's an unmissable spectacle that adds a touch of magic to the cityscape.
Cosmic Attraction is a light event inspired by gravitational forces and cosmic attraction that propel the universe - forces that surprisingly parallel the deep and pervasive power of love.
Similar to celestial bodies irresistibly drawn to each other by gravity, love is a force that constantly connects and brings us together. A multitude of light installations explore and visualise various aspects of love, utilising phenomena from the natural world and cosmos to shape metaphors and create light installations that offer visitors unforgettable and deeply sensory experiences.© Svetlobna gverila Installation designer: Janez Grošelj Read more
LUV is burbling in five sections
Installations like Flock on Gornji trg, Levitation in Soteska, Timekeepers on Ribja ulica, Interweave on Kastelčeva ulica, School Buses on Obrežna ulica, and Fishguards on Mali trg await you in their locations, slightly withdrawn from the main riverside hustle and bustle, guiding you through alleys, passages, and underpasses full of their own character. Even many locals rush past them daily, perhaps without ever noticing or giving them the deserved attention.
For visitors exploring Ljubljana, purposefully seeking out different Brbotanje locations opens up attention to many unexpected picturesque corners of the city. Each selected location carries its own story, relating to various aspects of love and, last but not least, wandering. The city center thus transforms once again into a beautifully fantastical picture book, inviting us to leaf through its pages.© Marko Delbello Ocepek Author of the setup: Matej Bizovičar
LUV is bird feeders
The main purpose of bird feeders is to help birds find food in the colder months, but they also give them shelter and a place where they are welcome. Birds are harbingers of spring and a symbol of lovers, which comes to the fore particularly around St Gregory’s Day, when birds seek out their mates. Surely the bird feeders will help sparks fly among the birds as they gather to feast, sing and court with full bellies.
And people are not so different. If you need inspiration for romance, look out for the bird feeders in the centre of Ljubljana. This year you will be able to also see them at night because we added a cute feature: a lamp. Let the birds show you the way!© Marko Delbello Ocepek
LUV is decor
Handmade round hangers made from 100% locally sourced recycled PP plastic will remind you that love is in the air. Literally.Photo: Marko Delbello Ocepek
LUV is sprouting as floral garlands through old Ljubljana
Birds bring thoughts of love and greenery, right? Well, we've made that real! Walk the streets and enjoy our quirky floral companions by your side!© Marko Delbello Ocepek
LUV is the heart at Ljubljana Castle
Front, back, left and right. LUV is simply where you are.© Ljubljanski grad
LUV is a girl and boy dragon
During LUV Fest, you might meet a girl and boy dragon in town, who like to go out on a date more often in the winter than otherwise. That’s when the temperatures are more to their liking. And besides, they can enjoy more privacy when they visit their favourite spots in Ljubljana, because most people prefer to stay warm indoors.
If you do not wan to miss the chance to meet them, be sure to add the following dates to your calendar:
- February 8 (in the city centre): between 15:30 and 18:30
- February 10 (in the city centre): between 11:00 and 14:00
- February 17 (in the city centre): between 11:00 and 14:00
- March 1 (Ana Srčna, in the city centre and Trnovski pristan): between 17:00 and 19:30
- March 11 (Gregorčki, on Eipprova Street): between 16:30 and 19:30