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NIGHT LIGHT: Storytimes by international residents around town, an art legend’s 30th anniversary, a torchlight walk and hymns bring shine of Kunstpause to first all-dark weekend


Don’t mistake the absence of sun for an absence of light.

The last wisps of twilight are vanishing from Longyearbyen as the polar night takes full force, but bright-minded locals are again welcoming the coming dark season with an assortment of art, literature, music and more during the annual Kunstpause festival that continues through Sunday.

Those wanting to escape the chill can illuminate their souls with free gallery and museum admissions, while those embracing the elements can join neighbors on a midday walk along the beach with torches and an evening with five international storytellers in a walking triangle of locations near the center of town at Skjæringa.