The Bay Lights wouldn’t be possible without the collaboration of government agencies and the many private, public and non-profit civic and cultural alliances spearheading this installation.

Government Agencies

City of San Francisco
Bay Area Toll Authority
Port of San Francisco

Civic Leaders

Governor Jerry Brown
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown
San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim
San Francisco City Engineer Fuad Sweiss
Hon. Karen Bass
Hon. Lois Capps
Hon. Judy Chu
Hon. Jim Costa
Hon. Anna Eshoo
Hon. Barbara Lee
Hon. Zoe Lofgren
Hon. Doris Matsui
Hon. Jerry McNerney
Hon. George Miller
Hon. Adam Schiff
Hon. Jackie Speier
Hon. Pete Stark
Hon. Mike Thompson

Cultural Alliances

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Berkeley Center for New Media
Black Rock Arts Foundation
Black Rock City, LLC
Friends of the Gateway
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
Inner Mission SF
Maker Faire
ReBar Group
San Francisco America’s Cup Organizing Committee
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco Film Commission
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Travel
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
San Jose Museum of Art
Southern Exposure
Vau de Vire Society

Luminary Media Partner

C Magazine

Radiant Media Partner

7×7 Magazine
California Home and Design
Where Magazine

Project Presenter


Creative Partner



The Bay Lights is the brainchild of Ben Davis, founder of Words Pictures Ideas, the San Francisco agency that branded The Bay Bridge East Span public works project.

Technical Partners

The Bay Lights will be powered by solar credits offsite, donated by:

Bleyco Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Philips Color Kinetics
Transdyn Inc
World Headquarters
Zoon Engineering

Grand Lighting In-Kind Partners

Anchor Brewing
Anchor Distillery
Becca Henry Photography
Bespoke Collection
Cabrio Taxi premier pedicab service
James Healy
Large Screen Video Imaging
LD Alliance Concert Lighting Systems
Matthew Greer Lighting & Production Design
ORO Pisco
Pinnacle Communications

Business Activation Network

Blue & Gold Fleet
Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa
Chaya Brasserie
Classic Cable Car Sightseeing
Cobb’s Comedy Club
Coqueta Restaurant
Embarcadero 4
Epic Roasthouse
Ferry Building
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Hotel Vitale
Pier 39
Punch Line Comedy Club
SF Bulls Hockey
TCHO Chocolate
USS Potomac