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IlluminArts Walk

Columbus and Broadway
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
05 December 2013

Let’s get out and be brilliant!

Join us this Thursday for an evening of participatory pageantry—come dressed in glowing gear or illuminated finery for The IlluminArts Walk, a spontaneous collective walking art piece from North Beach to the Embarcadero—all while exploring three works of illuminated art including gorgeous vistas of THE BAY LIGHTS.

Let the Festivities Begin

At 5:30pm, our IlluminArts Walk host, BRAF Executive Director Tomas McCabe, will introduce Language of the Birds light art creators Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn, who’ll discuss their solar-powered work created in conjunction with scientist David Shearer and City Lights Books. At 6:15pm, our glowing group will head toward Telegraph Hill; as we walk down the Filbert Steps, vistas of THE BAY LIGHTS appear and we’ll be treated to stories of its creation from Illuminate The Arts Executive Director Amy Critchett. Our final destination will be the Exploratorium to experience Homouroboros, a large-scale outdoor zoetrope created by San Francisco artist Peter Hudson, who will discuss his groundbreaking interactive art piece.

The IlluminArts Walk is free and open to the public. Wheeled conveyances will re-join the group at the base of the Filbert Steps on Sansome Street.

  • What     The IlluminArts Walk —a strolling light installation on a human scale
  • When    December 5, 2013, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Where   Meet at North Beach intersection of Columbus and Broadway at the Language of the Birds light art sculpture
  • How   Via the Filbert Steps to the Exploratorium, Embarcadero/Pier 15
  • Why      Let’s shine a light on art and community participation
  • Who      Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) and Illuminate The Arts (ITA) in harmony with the Exploratorium and San Francisco Travel

Stay for Exploratorium After Dark: Glow

From 6:00pm – 10:00pm, the Exploratorium adult’s only evening glowfest keeps the season’s early darkness at bay with light, color, and warmth. Over cocktails, explore bioluminescence, fluorescent and phosphorescent artworks that will be on display including installations by Ruby Bettencourt’s & Jeff Howe’s Whirld (viewable from outside the museum), and Mark Lottor’s Cubatron Core.