Baltimore light festival to compete nationally

Posted at 4:34 PM, Dec 03, 2014
and last updated 2016-03-09 16:04:31-05

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.