Light City: Baltimore's Inner Harbor Turns Into Interactive Art Show

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will be all lit up starting Saturday as Light City returns for its third year with its art, music and innovation.

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The nation’s first large-scale light, music and innovation festival aims to power social change. This year’s theme is “More Love, More Lights!” The artworks will cover topics like sustainability, marine life, Baltimore history and social justice. Photo shows "OUR HOUSE" by Tom Dekyvere.
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All 21 light installations are new to Light City, the statement said. Ten of the artists who created the installations are from Baltimore. Photo shows "House of Cards" by OGE Group.
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Festival food and beverage offerings will feature only local businesses to reflect the city’s thriving cuisine scene, the press release said. Photo shows "The Pool [Reflect]" by Jen Lewin.
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For music and entertainment, the Light Up the Night! Concert Stage will have acts like Grand Master Flash, G. Love & Special Sauce and Kimbra. The Club Light City Stage will feature local talents like TrillNatured, Mighty Mark and DJ LoveGoddess. Photo shows "Peacock" by Tim Scofield and Kyle Miller with Steve Dalenkoff and Will Cocks
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People can also attend Labs@LightCity, a social innovation convention. Speakers will explore the innovations and practices that build stronger, more equitable cities, the website said. Some topics include art, education, food, health, climate change. It will be at the IMET Columbus Center. Photo shows "MoonGARDEN" by Lucion.
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Light City 2018 kicked off on April 6 with Neighborhood Lights, where artists were paired with community organizations to create installations at different Baltimore City communities. Photo shows "Drift" by Stephanie Imbeau.
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The festival was started in 2016 by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and other partners. Photo shows "OVO" by OVO Collective.
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Last year, it attracted more than 470,000 attendees and generated $44 million in economic impact, according to its website. Photo shows "OVO" by OVO Collective.
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BOPA has awarded funds back to local Baltimore artists since the festival’s beginnings. Photo shows "House of Cards" by OGE Group.
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There will be an opening parade and a closing night fireworks finale. Photo shows "House of Cards" by OGE Group.
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The Light City festival is happening from April 14 until April 21. On Sunday through Thursday, the hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. For Friday and Saturdays, the hours are 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Photo shows "Suenos" by Edgar Reyes.
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Photo shows "Suenos" by Edgar Reyes.
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Photo shows "Drift" by Stephanie Imbeau.
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Photo shows "L'Envol" by PITAYA.
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Photo shows "Communication Gaps" by GSP .studio
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Photo shows "sono: lumo" by sono: lumo
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Photo shows "my light is your light..." by alaa minawi
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Photo shows "my light is your light..." by alaa minawi
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Photo shows "OUR HOUSE" by Tom Dekyvere
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Photo shows "Kinetic Kauchii/Dekosofa" by Formstone Castle Collective
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Photo shows "The Pool [Reflect]" by Jen Lewin
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Photo shows "Peacock" by Tim Scofield and Kyle Miller with Steve Dalenkoff and Will Cocks
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