Detroit's Midtown to become canvas for light art festival

Published On: Oct 03 2012 11:15:57 AM EDT
DETROIT -

Inspired by nighttime arts festivals from around the world, DLECTRICITY, Detroit’s new nighttime, contemporary light art festival, will host 35 local, national and international artists whose cutting edge works of art and installations will illuminate the historic architecture of Midtown on Friday and Saturday.

Midtown Detroit, Inc. and Art Detroit Now have announced an impressive selection of artists who will light up Midtown Detroit and transform the Woodward corridor into an illuminated urban spectacle for thousands of visitors of all ages during this free, two-night first-time event.

The DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee received more than 200 submissions from emerging and established artists, lighting designers, and architects through an open call for entry process. From that, the committee selected 25 projects and performances based on a number of criteria, including artistic merit and how well the project uses various media like light, video projection, interactivity,3D video mapping, and other creative technologies, as well as how the projects exist within an urban environment.
In addition, curatorial committee members invited 10 local and international artists specializing in light and technology projects to bring their expertise to Detroit’s first “Nuit Blanche” event.

Detroit is the latest cityto become an international art destination and DLECTRICITY will feature works by local, national and international artists from locations as far flung as Japan, Iceland, and Berlin, as well as New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. Detroit's own art community will be well represented, too, with over half of the projects created by local artists and designers.

Event schedule can be found at: www.dlectricity.com

 

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