The world’s largest exhibit of work by the British artist
Sensorio, the Central California location dedicated to the intersection of art, technology, and nature, continues to welcome crowds to its stunning 15-acre outdoor exhibit, Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio. Nestled among the rolling hills of Paso Robles, Munro’s massive Field of Light offers an other-worldly immersive walk-through experience, with over 58,000 stemmed spheres gently illuminating the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing colors.
Since opening in May 2019, the exhibit has captured an international audience, with over 400,000 visitors from across the country and around the globe snapping up tickets to the remarkable event. It is the world’s largest exhibit of work by the acclaimed British artist and it’s entirely powered by solar.
In April 2021, Sensorio commissioned a second work by Munro, Light Towers located next to the Field of Light. Featuring 69 towers composed of more than 17,000 wine bottles illuminated with glowing optic fibers whose colors evolve to an ethereal musical score, Light Towers celebrates Paso Robles’s extensive wine country environs.
Sensorio has been hailed for creating a “movement that infuses culture in valleys of viticulture” (The New York Times) and offering a unique adventure described as “the future of public wellness” (Forbes), and a “pilgrimage-worthy art escape” that is “meant to complement, never compete or detract, from the beauty of the landscape” (Travel + Leisure).
Other critics have described Field of Light as “mesmerizing” (Los Angeles Times), “art that you experience” (San Francisco Chronicle), a “dreamlike glowing landscape” (SLO Tribune), and a “well-considered mix of technology, art installations, and community elements” (Forbes).
It was singled out by The New York Times as #6 in its “52 Places to Go in 2020,” and again as one of “California’s Immersive Art Exhibits Worth Visiting” in 2022. Los Angeles Times also featured Sensorio in its “101 Best California Experiences” this year.
Sensorio enhances the viewing experience with nightly live entertainment by local musicians, and offers food and beverages including wine, beer, and a selection of mixed cocktails, snacks, and meals. In addition, reduced ticket prices for children are available each Thursday when Sensorio hosts its weekly family night. A VIP Experience option is also available, including exclusive access to a terrace overlooking Field of Light with an Airstream bar, reserved seating, fireside tables, and other amenities.
London-born Bruce Munro is best known for large-scale light-based artworks inspired largely by his continuous study of natural light and his curiosity for shared human experiences. With a fine arts degree, early career training in the lighting design industry and an inventive urge for reuse, Munro creates art that captures his responses to literature, music, science, and the world around him. His work has been commissioned by and displayed in special exhibitions in galleries, parks, grand estates, cathedrals, botanical gardens and museums around the globe.
Sensorio was created by locals Ken and Bobbi Hunter as a destination for entertainment, exploration, meditation, adventure, and delight, honoring the natural topography of the landscape and intended to offer a wide range of amusing, mystical and kinetic experiences. Since its opening in 2019, Sensorio has become the backdrop for dozens of marriage proposals. Plans for future developments at Sensorio include a permanent dining area, and an eventual hotel and conference center.
For more information or the purchase tickets, the public may visit sensoriopaso.com or call (805) 226-4287. Sensorio is located at 4380 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles.