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Baltimore's Large-scale Light, Music and Innovation Festival Returns for 2017

Light City, a new immersive international festival of bright lights and big ideas launched in Baltimore, Maryland on March, 2016. The free seven-day event featured free entertainment including 29 large-scale original works of light art, plus more than 50 concerts, 100 performances. It's returning for 2017.

The featured artists were selected by a panel of jurors from more than 200 entries with artists chosen from across the globe including artists from Canada, Spain, Australia and the United Kingdom. During the day visitors attended ticketed innovation conference called Light City U.

Light City featureed something for everyone as the city becomes a beacon of light. Attendees interacted with unique lighted art along a 1.2-mile waterfront art walk showcasing light displays and structures, video projections, interactive light installations and strolling performances. Uniquely curated musical performances from classical to alternative entertained festival attendees on two stages.

Light City U took place at the Inner Harbor's Columbus Center. This innovation conference aimed to be a catalyst for change by bringing together business innovators, thought-leaders, and change-makers to explore the latest technologies and creative practices that can lead to a more responsible and equitable society.

Light City is a powerful tie to the city's history and the future. It was 200 years ago in 1816 when Baltimore was the first city in the United States to suggest illuminating its streets with hydrogen gas lanterns. Within three years, the first gaslight in the country was established in Baltimore -- revolutionizing the urban landscape and forever transforming cities across the country with light. Two centuries later, Light City Baltimore will give visitors a chance to experience why the city was long considered a guiding light of imagination.

It will return for 2017.

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January 3, 2016

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