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Light City Baltimore

March 31 - April 8, 2017

7PM-11PM (Weeknights) 7PM-12AM (Weekends)

Launched by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in 2016, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. In its first year, Light City welcomed more than 400,000 people from across the globe over seven nights.

Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor,  featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area.

Light City’s innovation programming generates an ecosystem of ideas and learning during the day – while lights, performances and live music re-imagine Baltimore at night.  

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Highlights

BGE Light Art Walk 

From the south shore of the Inner Harbor to Harbor East, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is illuminated with 28 art installations situated on the promenade or nearby streets, floating in the harbor waters, and/or projected on area buildings.  

View the following light installations and displays at Harbor East:

MOONGARDEN

Artist: Lucion, Canada

MoonGARDEN will feature a series of inflated vinyl bubbles, ranging from 6′ to 30′ in diameter that tell a poetic story of the Baltimore spirit through Shadow Theater, the oldest imaging technique in the world.

About the artist: Lucion is a collective of visual artists, designers, interactive developers, storytellers and musicians founded by Bernard Duguay. Over the past 16 years, Lucion took an active part in more than 300 artistic, museum and corporate events.

AQUARIUM CAR

Artist: Stéphane Masson, France

In this contemplative video installation, a car transforms into a virtual aquarium by filling progressively with water where giant goldfish are swimming until the water disappears.

About the artist: French artist Stéphane Masson has been hijacking everyday objects for art projects since 2004.  His previous works include The Aquarium Car (La Voiture Aquarium), Kissing Lamps (Les Lampadiares a Bisous) and interactive video recording The Box of Words. He continues to exhibit his work in many international festivals.

PEACOCK

Artists: Tim Scofield & Kyle Miller with Steve Dalenkoff & Will Cocks, Baltimore


Returning as a ‘fan favorite’ from Light City 2016, this automated peacock opens and closes using an intricate series of hinges attached to hydraulically driven pushrods. The plume of the Peacock is automated to open and close using an intricate series of hinges attached to hydraulically driven pushrods. When fully extended the plume stretches 40 feet wide by 20 feet tall and is lighted with 15,000 individually addressable LEDs. This piece would not exist without the help of light technicians Steve Dalnekoff and Will Cocks.

About the Artists: Tim Scofield and Kyle Miller are sculptors working in Baltimore. They both have over fifteen years’ worth of experience creating large-scale public art works. They are the creators of three sculptural bus stops in East Baltimore, two of which won them the PNC Transformative Art Prize, a grant from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. They are currently working on a fourth bus stop to be located next to the Patterson Park branch of the Enoch Pratt Library. Their work has been featured in SlateThis Is ColossalThe Atlantic, and Baltimore Magazine.

KATYN MEMORIAL 

Special illumination on the statue by sculptor Andrzej Pitynski. Dedicated on November 19, 2000, the Katyn Memorial commemorates the 22,000 estimated Polish military officers, police, intellectuals and civilian prisoners of war executed by the NKVD, Stalin’s secret police at the Katyn forest and other Soviet detainment camps in 1940. 

LIGHTS ON LANCASTER

Special illumination on the trees on Lancaster Street beginning at the Under Armour Brand House, designed by the world-renowned lighting designers at PRG.

 

More Details to Come! 

For more information visit LightCity.org