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Kicking off Light City Baltimore

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Posted at 11:31 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 06:16:39-04

Hundreds of people lined the Inner Harbor Monday night to see what Light City Baltimore was all about.

A parade kicked things off and as the sun set, Charm City started to light up. The event featured a 1.5 mile art walk stretching from Federal Hill to Harbor East, with 50 attractions along the way, including more than two dozen original, large scale art works illuminated by light. 

"I think it's great, they've done a nice job, there's so much to see and everywhere to walk, and it's really livening up the Inner Harbor," Scott Snider from Bel Air said.

There are also 50 concerts scheduled throughout the seven day festival, and more then 100 light performances.

Artist David Fakunle said they want to bring the community out with their playing. In fact, he thinks this festival has the power to bring Baltimore together, and unite the city.

"Arts and culture, music, technology, it's a methodology, it's a modality that brings people together," Fakunle said. "It creates understanding, it creates acknowledgement of our experiences, acknowledgement of our circumstances and when you have understanding you can start to address the larger issues that plague our city."

Light City Baltimore continues through April 3. Click here for more information. 

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