Bigger, Bolder, Brighter Plans Revealed for Baltimore’s Second Annual Light City
Light City will be returning to Baltimore, Maryland between 31 March and 8 April 2017. Held in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, this free public festival will transform Baltimore into an interactive playground of light. Festivities include activities for the whole family, concerts and performances. Following the success of the last year’s festival that brought more than 400,000 visitors to Baltimore, and generated $33.8 million in revenue, Light City 2017 promises to be even bigger, bolder and brighter with brand new art installations and experiences.
The BGE Light Art Walk, a 1.5-mile trail along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, will feature illuminated artworks, performances, music, locally sourced food stalls and interactive activities. This year sees the addition of 21 new light installations to Light City with ten brand new commissions making their debut including UK artist KMA – Tom Wexler and Kit Monkman – and their piece (Space in the Middle).
Returning for 2017: The Peacock by Tim Scofield and Kyle Miller and The Pool [Reflect] by Jen Lewin. Light City will provide a platform for national and international artists from across seven countries including the UK, France, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Lebanon and Israel.
New for 2017: A new line-up of performances and concerts, “nightly moments” including fireworks on the final night, a themed food and beverage program, “Neighborhood Lights”; installations in eight Baltimore neighborhoods, Light City’s immersive community artist-in-residence program, “Brilliant Baltimore”; illuminating downtown Baltimore and “Youth Labs”.
During the day, the Labs@LightCity innovation conference takes place between 3 April and 8 April at the IMET Columbus Centre. Labs@LightCity brings together innovators, thought leaders and inspired citizens from diverse backgrounds in six industries: Health, Design, Social, Green, Education, and Food, to explore concepts for sparking social change. Confirmed speakers include New York Times best-selling author and blogger Luvvie Ajayi, Founder of Food Tank Danielle Neirenberg, Pulitzer Prize winning scientist Siddhartha Mukherjee, author and columnist D. Watkins, International Chef, Author and Restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, Co-founder of O’Reilly Media & CEO of Maker Media Dale Dougherty, CEO and Strategist Nilofer Merchant, Award-winning Educator and spoken word poet Donovan Livingston and New York Times best-selling author Alec Ross. For tickets visit www.lightcity.org/labs.
The festival is open from 7 – 11 p.m. on weeknights and until midnight on the weekends.
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