Mar 05

The Bay Lights Grand Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Tonight

After 75 years of sitting in the proverbial shadows thrown up by the immensely popular Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge finally gets its time to shine. Tonight, artist Leo Villareal will illuminate the Bay Bridge from a switch on his laptop in what is billed as one of the largest public art displays in the world– 25,000 LED lights covering the suspension span from Yerba Buena Island to San Francisco.

The Bay Lights” installation will light up the western span every evening for the next two years and is expected to draw thousands of tourists, much to the delight of local businesses and restaurants in and around the Embarcadero of San Francisco.

At last year’s Maker Faire, Villareal explained how he was inspired to created “The Bay Lights” and how the project seeks to mimic travel patterns through art.

The Bay Bridge LED Project: Art Mimics Travel Patterns from Maker Faire on FORA.tv

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