Bee Cave light installation event nominated for international design award


The Buzzfest took place December 17-19 and was open to the public and free of charge. (Courtesy of CODAworx)

The first annual Bee Cave Buzzfest – an interactive art and light festival that took place in December – was named a top 100 finalist for an international design award.

The public art installation was one of six Texan nominees for a 2021 CODA Prize, awarded annually to those who successfully integrate art into interiors, architectural or public spaces, according to a press release from the organization on June 21. The awards are provided by CODAworx, an online platform that connects artists with communities and developers who commission works of art.

Buzzfest was selected by a group of 18 judges from among the 100 best nominees from nearly 400 entries. Hosted by the local nonprofit Bee Cave Arts Foundation, the event took place over three nights at the Hill Country Galleria to showcase interactive light installations and choreographed performances. Community Impact Newspaper previously reported that the three-day event drew more than 22,000 attendees.

The public vote to select the winners is open until June 30th. The two works of art that receive the most votes will receive a People’s Choice CODA Award and will be featured in the August issue of. announced Interior design Magazine.

“When artists, designers, industry resources and customers work together, places turn into spectacular spaces,” said Toni Sikes, CEO of CODAworx, in the press release.


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