Light City

Light City is a festival of light, music and innovation which features light art installations, performances and concerts along the BGE Light Art Walk at the Inner Harbor as well as the daytime innovation conferences Labs@LightCity.

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Light City, attracting more than 400,000 to Baltimore during its inaugural year, returns even bigger and bolder in 2017 and took place Friday, March 31 through Saturday, April 8, 2017. Labs@LightCity took place over six days Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 8 at the IMET Columbus Center at 701 E. Pratt Street.

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Light City 2017 Feedback Session 1 - Top of the World Observation Level
Light City 2017 Feedback Session 2 - Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Light City 2017 Feedback Session Facebook Live Video




Launched by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in 2016, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. In its first year, Light City welcomed more than 400,000 people from across the globe over seven nights.
Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art. Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area.
Light City’s innovation programming generates an ecosystem of ideas and learning during the day – while lights, performances and live music re-imagine Baltimore at night.  
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. strives to mirror the rich diversity of Baltimore City in our staffing and programming while emphasizing cultural equity.  Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people-including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion-are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.

Light City 2017 Map

Download the BGE Light Art Walk 2017 Map here.

Download the 2017 BGE Light Art Walk stop descriptions here.

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Fireworks Request For Proposal

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) seeks a company to produce a fireworks show for the Baltimore’s Light City, 4th of July Celebration and New Year’s Eve Spectacular. The contracted company will be responsible for designing, planning, choreographing to a soundtrack and executing the firework show for the 2018 Light City Finale in April, Baltimore’s 4th of July Celebration on July 4, and/or New Year’s Eve Spectacular on December 31.

Request for Proposals Due: Friday, June 23, 2017

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