Several streets in Binghamton are being blocked off starting Thursday evening in preparation for Friday night’s LUMA Projection Arts Festival that draws hundreds to the downtown area.

The street closures begin at 6:30 p.m. August 31 and remain in place until 11:59 p.m. September 1.

The animated light show on the sides of several businesses begins at 9:30 tomorrow night and continues on a loop for all images until midnight.

The following streets are being closed:

Chenango Street between Henry Street and the Roundabout, State Street between Henry and Hawley Streets with only local traffic access to the parking ramp, Court Street between Water and Centenary Streets, Washington Street between Court and Hawley Streets, Collier Street between Hawley and Court Streets with local traffic only for parking and Exchange Street between Hawley Street and the Roundabout.

Parking will be available at the Governmental Plaza for four dollars. The entrance is on Isabel Street,  First Assembly of God on Washington Street, the Water Street Parking Ramp and the Collier Street surface lot each for a five dollar fee.  Free parking is at the Sons of Italy at the corner of Hawley and Carroll Streets.

Organizers say more event parking locations could be announced.