Slideshow: Artists paint Detroit with light and color
Detroit's first festival of light and art transformed the city’s Midtown district into exhibition space for two evenings Oct. 5 and 6.
Despite a rainy opening night, thousands took in Dlectricity, an event featuring 35 projects by local and international artists.
Inspired by light festivals in Paris and New York, Dlectricity included:
- Lasers beaming off the dome of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
- Light and images projected on to well-known buildings like the Detroit Institute of Arts and Detroit Public Library.
- A lighted robot, created by the Detroit cooperative Apetechnology, engaging the crowds.
The event went a long way toward the goals of reaching a broad audience and contributing to a sense of community, says Kresge’s George Jacobsen, an associate program officer in the foundation’s Detroit Program, which provided funding for Dlectricity.
“We know that arts and culture can strengthen the economic, social and cultural fabric of greater Detroit,” he says. “Dlectricity proved to be a great example of cross-sector partners like Art Detroit Now and Midtown Detroit, Inc. coming together and having a broad impact on the community through contemporary arts.”
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