Light City 2018 Takes Place Over Three Weekends, April 6-21​

Theo tin Light City, The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts, and thị trưởng Catherine Pugh thành phố Baltimore trong tiểu bang Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For media inquiries only, November 7, 2017 contact: Tracy Baskerville Megan Bosse 410-752-8632
*Photos from Light City 2017 available for download here.

Labs@LightCity, one of the largest and most unique social innovation conferences in the country returns Wednesday, April 18 through Saturday, April 21 to the IMET Columbus Center. This year Labs@LightCity introduces a unique “Pay What You Can” registration system, allowing accessibility for more attendees. A new restructured format combines the topics of Education, Green, Arts and Culture, Social, Health, Makers, Design and Food into a condensed four-day schedule. The Labs will again be shaped by a group of curators consisting of artists, activists, community leaders, executives and entrepreneurs, and will feature national leaders alongside local innovators.
In addition, Light City continues to offer more opportunities for artists and community members to be involved. Light City is currently accepting time-based digital content to be featured in On Demand, an exhibition displayed on an LED screen throughout the festival. Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, November 15 and are posted on
Light City also invites businesses and residents to show their civic pride by participating in Brilliant Baltimore. Brilliant Baltimore is a program that invites businesses, attractions, landmarks and apartment complexes downtown to illuminate their buildings in the official Light City colors during the festival. This year, Brilliant Baltimore expands to include residential areas through the new Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase Program. Through the Community Showcase Program, a community group has the chance to win $2,018 by creating a light display in their neighborhood. Nine honorable mentions will be awarded $1,000 each for funding community projects. Applications for Brilliant Baltimore and the community showcase program are available on
Light City is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. More details including light art installations, artists, performing arts and musicians are to be announced in Mid-February. For updates and more information, visit or call the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts at 410-752-8632. Stay connected via Facebook: Light City Baltimore, Twitter: @LightCityBmore and Instagram: @LightCityBmore by using the hashtag #LightCity.
Light City is made possible through the support of founding and sustaining sponsors BGE, Brown Advisory, City of Baltimore, Kaiser Permanente, Maryland Department of Commerce, T. Rowe Price, Visit Baltimore and Whiting-Turner.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large- scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Posted by Labs at Light City on Friday, 17 November 2017

WHAT: Light City 2018 – A Festival of Light, Music and Innovation

WHEN: April 14, 2018 at 7 PM – April 21, 2018 at 11 PM

WHERE: Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

Light City, a free festival of light, music and innovation, returns to Baltimore for its third year in April 2018. Light City expands to three weekends with Neighborhood Lights, the community artist-in-residence program kicking off April 6-8; Light City featuring the MyBGE Light Art Walk April 14-21 and Labs at Light City, the festival’s daytime innovation conferences April 18-21 at the IMET Columbus Center.

Launched by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in 2016, Light City is the largest festival of light, music and innovation in North America. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area.

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