he G20 cultural festival in Australian city of Brisbane kicked off on Friday featuring a spectacular laser light and projection show.
Color me Brisbane, which is one the events of the festival, will see 32 city buildings covered with colored lights or images.
Every night, the city's public square will feature a moving projection called The Changing Face of Brisbane, featuring images of the capital's lifestyle and accompanied by a specially recorded soundtrack by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Opera Queensland.
Queensland Arts Minister Ian Walker said the cultural celebrations will shine an international spotlight on the diverse and dynamic communities and artists that make up Brisbane, as the city plans to welcome the world for the G20 Summit.
"The G20 will bring 4,000 delegates and 3,000 media to Brisbane, which will be a once in a generation opportunity to promote Queensland," Walker said in a statement.
"The economic benefits will flow across the state through increased business opportunities, on top of the initial boost to tourism, so it's worth celebrating."
Creative director of the G20 Cultural Celebrations, Athol Young, said Friday's opening night celebrations were a sneak preview of the impressive performances, events, and displays that will happen over the next three weeks.
There will be hundreds of free community events including music, dance, street performances, barbeques and parties until the world leaders head home on November 16.