Light City Baltimore

Prize money offered for Light City community installations

Organizers of next year’s Light City festival are offering more than $11,000 in prize money to community groups that create illuminated displays in their neighborhoods. The Brilliant Baltimore Community Showcase Program offers a $2,018 grand prize to a group that creates a display featuring the...

  • B&O American Brasserie bartender wins Light City Baltimore cocktail competition again

    B&O American Brasserie bartender wins Light City Baltimore cocktail competition again

    Eric Fooy went back-to-back. On Monday night, the B&O American Brasserie bartender won Light City Baltimore's Cocktail Competition for the second year in a row. This year's winner, which required the use of festival's "official spirit," Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey, was the Golden Hour....

  • Artists picked for Light City 2017's Neighborhood Lights celebration

    Artists picked for Light City 2017's Neighborhood Lights celebration

    The artists who will design installations for the 2017 Neighborhood Lights celebration, designed to spread the energy of spring's Light City festival throughout the city, were announced Wednesday by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. Eight are scheduled -- an increase from this year's...

  • Couple with Light City idea responds to Baltimore lawsuit

    Couple with Light City idea responds to Baltimore lawsuit

    The couple that came up with the idea for the Light City festival has asked a federal judge to bar the city from using trademarks associated with the event. Brooke and Justin Allen, in a countersuit in response to a lawsuit filed by the city last month, say the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the...

  • Light City Baltimore announces key speakers for 2017 festival

    Light City Baltimore announces key speakers for 2017 festival

    Despite the legal troubles that have threatened to dim the luster of Light City Baltimore, organizers are amping up the wattage for next year's weeklong celebration of innovation and the visual arts.  On Friday, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announced an expanded presence for conference...

  • Lawsuit casts shadow on Light City

    Lawsuit casts shadow on Light City

    Organizers of next year's Light City festival are forging ahead, despite the shadow cast by a dispute between the city and the duo that developed the idea over who owns the name, logo and other parts of the event, which was designed to showcase the bright side of Baltimore. The federal lawsuit...

  • City sues couple who came up with the idea for Light City Baltimore

    City sues couple who came up with the idea for Light City Baltimore

    The Baltimore arts council* that put on this past spring's inaugural Light City Baltimore festival has sued the couple that came up with the idea, and is asking a court to rule that the name, logos, designs and other elements associated with the festival belong to the city. The suit, which lists...

  • Light City Baltimore adds $33.8 million to economy, study finds

    Light City Baltimore adds $33.8 million to economy, study finds

    Light City Baltimore contributed $33.8 million to the local economy during the festival's inaugural run in March and April, according to Forward Analytics, a Pennsylvania-based marketing research firm. A study summary released Wednesday by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts stated that...

  • Nearly 400,000 come for Light City Baltimore

    Nearly 400,000 come for Light City Baltimore

    Nearly 400,000 people piled into the Inner Harbor and several Baltimore neighborhoods for the inaugural Light City Festival — a weeklong interactive art walk that featured light displays, talks, music and other performances. The free event concluded on Sunday. "In a first-year festival you really...

  • Light City Baltimore goes bird-friendly

    Light City Baltimore goes bird-friendly

    Downtown Baltimore is inundated this week with people taking in the inaugural Light City Baltimore, but there’s one aspect of the festival that will go largely unnoticed by the crowds: migrating birds, passing above the city on their way north. The birds tend to land in illuminated places, and...

  • Concert Artists, BROS re-converge as part of Light City Baltimore

    Concert Artists, BROS re-converge as part of Light City Baltimore

    A highlight of the fall music season in 2014 was a mash-up of classical and rock grandly titled Convergence Maximus. The participants in that outing, Concert Artists of Baltimore and the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, joined forces again this week as part of Light City. This version of the fusion...

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