Keep 'Em Lit Through 2026!
HELP US REACH OUR FUNDING GOAL!
If the idea of a dark Bay Bridge leaves a hole in your heart, we hope you’ll support the campaign to keep Leo Villareal’s gorgeous gift to the world lit for another generation. There are so many ways that you can let the world know The Bay Lights matter to you—give a gift to help us reach our fundraising goal, come to events, share the news, make a ruckus, get involved!
Please join us in this monumental opportunity to create more magic in the years ahead.
- Name a light in THE BAY LIGHTS
- Eat, drink, and be brilliant! Order waterfront restaurant specials inspired by The Bay Lights
- Like us on Facebook and join our newsletter
- Tell us—and the world—why you want to Keep Em Lit Through 2026! #thebaylights
- Add your photo to our Instagram Gallery
- Join Our First Anniversary Festivities
$12M WILL KEEP ‘EM LIT THROUGH 2026
The Bay Lights was designed and permitted as a temporary art installation with a two-year life. If we fail to take action as a community now, it will go dark forever in March 2015. Extending The Bay Lights’ life will be an act of monumental brilliance made possible by the generosity of visionary patrons, corporate partners and an outpouring of community support.
Patrons who join this iconic civic project now have an opportunity to give a potent gift to their community that will significantly influence the cultural life and international image of the Bay Area with their contribution. Please contact Illuminate the Arts Development Director Elana Yonah at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR GIFT IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE
In the spirit of generosity that made The Bay Lights possible, we’re asking patrons, corporate partners and individuals to please contribute today to help keep The Bay Lights lit through 2026. You can also name a light in The Bay Lights for yourself, loved ones, a group or cause with a donation of $50 or more—your symbolic Gift of Light helps The Bay Lights stay.
In the spirit of innovation, creativity and collaboration, Illuminate the Arts’ annual support model enables to us to deliver deeper relationships and more lasting value within your community for leadership, employees and partners. Please contact Illuminate the Arts Founder/CEO Ben Davis at email@example.com