Darkness / Light
Seeing the Light: Exhibit Gives Hope to Homeless
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On Friday, September 9th, Saratoga Springs will be getting a "sneak peek" of a major, multi-city public art installation that will be attracting national attention to Capital Region. Arts Fest Friday LIGHT THE NIGHT Event, an evening of arts and entertainment at Spring Street Gallery, will feature music, food, activities, and the region's first glimpse of the "Breathing Lights" public art project, coming to Albany, Schenectady and Troy in October 2016. Artiist Adam Frelin will greet visitors and "turn on the lights" during the free Arts Fest Friday LIGHT THE NIGHT event.
Entertainment at Arts Fest Friday LIGHT THE NIGHT includes a light installation by artist Brent Pickerd titled "Flora Lux," music by D.J. Tall Matt, beer tasting by Glens Falls brewery Common Roots, surprise street performances, children’s activities by On Deck Saratoga and much more. Arts Fest Fridays are presented free of charge, and are co-presented by SaratogaArtsFest and Spring Street Gallery.
The Breathing Lights proposal won the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, and awarded a $1 million prize. This unprecedented, multi-city installation will transform public streets into an evocative experience and provide a platform to reinvigorate partners around the Capital Region's most visible symptom of decades of disinvestment. Working with dozens of community and private-sector partners, Breathing Lights includes eight months of programming and events, including youth media projects, building reclamation clinics, community arts presentations, gallery talks, policy discussions and more.