All of the 21 light installations on display along the BGE Light Art Walk this year are brand new to Light City, with distinguished artists hailing from Belgium, China, Canada, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Virginia and Illinois, and ten from Baltimore. Many of the artworks have overarching themes related to topics such as sustainability, marine life, Baltimore history, social justice, healthy waterways, transformation and relationships.
Highlights this year include a parade of 27 kinetic sculptures with handmade paper lanterns, illuminated butterflies that change colors as festival-goers walk by, and a sparkling representation of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as it would have looked in 1729 before its development began. See more information about the art and artists.
Music and Performances
Two stages are dedicated to live concerts and DJ sets throughout the festival. You may also see interactive, illuminated strolling and pop-up performances along the BGE Light Art Walk. On the Light Up the Night! Concert Stage at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, headlining acts include Grand Master Flash on Saturday, April 14 at 10pm; G. Love & Special Sauce Friday, April 20 at 10:30pm; and Kimbra Saturday, April 21 at 10:30pm. On the new Club Light City Stage presented by Morgan State University, house, dance and hip hop DJs perform along with local talent such as TrillNatured, Mighty Mark and DJ LoveGoddess. See more about music and performing artists.
Festival-goers are able to experience Light City outside the Inner Harbor by visiting neighborhood communities collaborating with artists-in-residence to create Neighborhood Lights installations. This year's 14 participating neighborhoods are: Baybrook/Curtis Bay, Belair-Edison, Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, Federal Hill, Hamilton-Lauraville, Highlandtown, Hollins Roundhouse/Southwest Baltimore, Locust Point, Patterson Park, Pigtown/Washington Village, Remington and Waverly. See more information about the Neighborhood Lights artists.