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“The Bay Lights” Re-Lighting Celebration & Fireworks | SF

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 7:25 pm | Cost: FREE
Embarcadero | 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

“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.

The Bay Lights will be re-lit on January 30, 2016 in time to shine for Super Bowl 50 and beyond, thanks to generous private donors and an agreement between the non-profit Illuminate the Arts. Photography by Lucas Saugen

Leo Villareal’s masterwork of public art of 25,000 lights LED attached to the bridge’s 300 cables will lift the gaze and spirits of Bay Area residents and visitors for generations to come.

On the night of the relighting, there will also be a fireworks show and a free concert by Chris Isaak.

The Bay Lights Re-lighting Celebration
Saturday, January 30, 2016 | 7:25 pm
Watch from anywhere along the Embarcadero

After the re-lighting, the artwork will be gifted to the State of California for ongoing stewardship. Following the precedent of the necklace lights that were added to the suspension cables in 1986 and became a fixture of the Bay Bridge in 1989, The Bay Lights will become a permanent part of the western span, maintained by Caltrans.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, San FranFREEsco, Super Bowl
Address: 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA