Light City Baltimore to bring illuminated artworks to five city neighborhoods

Light City Baltimore to bring illuminated artworks to five city neighborhoods.

Light City Baltimore organizers plan to illuminate the city well beyond the Inner Harbor.

The festival, running March 28 through April 3, plans to bring artwork into five neighborhoods with artist-in-residency program Neighborhood Lights

The program selected artists who have been working with their respective communities over the past few months to create illuminated work for the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello, Hampden, Greater Mondawmin, Little Italy and Station North neighborhoods.

The art will be on display throughout the duration of the festival, while others will be revealed at scheduled events within the community.

According to a press release, the proposed projects for each neighborhood are:

Coldstream-Homestead Montebello: "Back In Our Minds," a one-night multimedia event lighting up the Clifton Park bandshell with music, large-scale animations and poetry. Hosted by Eze Jackson, the project features artists Isaac Ewart, Jose Rosero and DDm. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. April 2, 2701 St Lo Drive.

Hampden: "#HampdenLights will turn 36th Street an immersive light installation, with animations by Diana Reichenbach and community members projected onto storefronts, leading visitors to a 16-foot geodesic dome. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. March 28-April 3.

Greater Mondawmin: "OPEN BEATS" is an interactive projection mapping and audio control installation at Mondawmin Mall, designs to encourage visitors to play with controllers to make music. Artist: Llamadon Collective. 3 p.m.-8 p.m. April 1. 2401 Liberty Heights Avenue.

Little Italy: "il Tartufo Lucente" will illuminate the facade of St. Leo the Great Church with modern projection mapping software, incorporating photos, drawings and imagery inspired by the neighborhood. Artist: Joe Reinsel. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. March 28-April 3.

Station North: "The Dark Lab" includes a contemporary art exhibition featuring the work of artist duos: Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona of Labbodies (a public installation at Penn Station called "Dark City," 5 p.m.-10 p.m. April 1, Penn Station Plaza) and Wickerham and Lomax ("Uncool" at Terrault Contemporary, 1515 Guilford Ave., 7 p.m.-10 p.m. April 2). The duos' work "seeks to find out what gives Station North residents, commuters and ambulatory passerby light."

Neighborhood Lights will be just one aspect of Light City Baltimore, which has been billed the country's first large-scale light festival. The festival will also feature free attractions for the public, including art installations, musical performances and a 1.5-mile BGE Light Art Walk along the Inner Harbor.

Light City U, a series of four ticketed conferences that focus on powering social change, will also be hosted during the festival. Read more about the festival here.

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