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With art, ideas and entertainment, UMBC adds spark to Light City Baltimore!

Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 8

A festival of light, music, and innovation, Light City will transform Baltimore City with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors. Launched in 2016, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States, and in its first year welcomed more than 400,000 people.

UMBC artists will be represented on the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area. Light City’s innovation programming, Labs@LightCity, generates an ecosystem of ideas and learning during the day.

UMBC is a key contributor to Light City and the Labs@LightCity, with large-scale artworks by faculty Eric Dyer and Timothy Nohe; a keynote address at EduLab by UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III; additional participation in the Labs@LightCity by UMBC faculty Gymama SlaughterLee Boot and Kimberly R. Moffitt; Lab participation by UMBC alumni Greg CangialosiMaritha Gay, and Joseph T. Jones; and UMBC SPARK, a gallery space on Calvert Street produced by the Downtown Partnership and funded by PNC Bank that features artworks by UMBC faculty, graduate students, and alumni.