“The Bay Lights” Bay Bridge Light Show
The Bay Lights is an iconic light sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. This stunning fine arts experience will shine from dusk to midnight for two years on the San Francisco Bay Bridge West Span. It’s scheduled to relaunch as a permanent art piece on January 30, 2016 after a massive overhaul.
Seven times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting, The Bay Lights is the world’s largest light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high.
Using 25,000 white individually programmed LED lights, artist Leo Villareal will create complex algorithms and patterns in a dazzling display across the bridge’s west span.
>> Best Viewing Area: Anywhere with a view of the northern side of the west span of the Bay Bridge (the SF side) – like along the Embarcadero, Ferry Building or Treasure Island.