Organizers of the annual LUMA Projection Arts Festival say the event will be held this year with some important changes to deal with COVID-19 health concerns.

Event co-founder Joshua Bernard said LUMA 2020 will be a "groundbreaking" new experience that will include online, on mobile and inside virtual reality components.

Some in-person elements are being planned for the event, which is scheduled to run from September 10-12. In-person activities will be contingent on health guidelines in effect at the time.

Bernard said this year's event will be "digital first." He said project ideas that had been "put off for years suddenly became possible."

This year's festival is being viewed as "a bit of an experiment." Bernard said those preparing for the event "can't wait to take some exciting risks with our audience this year."

Some big projects that originally were in the works for this September will have to wait until next year. Bernard is looking forward to developing a "massive street festival" for 2021.

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