Saturday, March 26, 2016

Light City Baltimore - America's Largest Light Festival

Starting on Monday, March 28, from 7 – 11 p.m. (and 12 a.m. on the weekend) and running through April 3, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become a temporary light art exhibition, a 1.5-mile light art walk with 28 illuminated artworks. Light City Baltimore will also feature 100 musical and street theater performances and 50 concerts, all free and open to the public.

The works of art range from 15-foot sculptures to projections on the sides of buildings (and even on roofs!) and explore questions of social justice, sustainability and climate change, and history. More information about the artwork, which is being installed this week, can be found here.

In tandem with Light City Baltimore, Neighborhood Lights will bring the lights beyond the Harbor, this year in five neighborhoods around the city. Each participating community is currently collaborating with a local artist on their installation, which range from visual arts to performance art. 

A companion to the evening festival is a day time series of ticketed conferences dubbed Light City U  which will explore a series of provocative topics – healthcare, sustainability, social innovation and creativity  -- from the perspective of how we create a more just society. 

They have an impressive lineup of speakers including the well-known, like Steve Case and Ray Lewis (as entrepreneur founder of an energy startup) to lesser knowns (Alec Ross and Bob Wallace)

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