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Baltimore light festival to compete nationally

Posted: 4:34 PM, Dec 03, 2014
Updated: 2016-03-09 16:04:31-05
Baltimore light festival to compete nationally
Baltimore light festival to compete nationally

Light City is starting to "light up."

On Wednesday, the art project Light City was selected by Baltimore's mayor for submission to the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge.

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake picked the initiative because of its unique appeal. 

"Light City Baltimore's vision of a city-wide light festival will bring together artists, engineers, architects, educators, students, and neighborhoods; all while showcasing Baltimore's innovation to the world," she said.

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge will grant at least three cities up to $1 million over two years to support temporary art projects. 

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For the competition, each city may enter only one application, selected by the mayor, which represents collaboration between the city and an artist and/or arts organization. 

Submissions were accepted from all artistic disciplines including multi-media, visual and performing arts.