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USA’s Largest Holiday Light Arts Fest “Let’s Glow SF” Returns to SF

America’s largest holiday projection mapping festival returns to downtown San Francisco, Dec. 2-11
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Let’s Glow SF returns to Downtown San Francisco for the second year in a row. The free, outdoor holiday light arts festival is returning with more artists’ holiday-inspired works projected across some of downtown’s most notable buildings.

From 5-10pm nightly, running Friday, December 2, 2022 – Sunday, December 11, 2022, is the largest holiday projection arts festival in the United States.

Let’s Glow SF 2022 will kick off on December 2, 2022 at 6:30pm at 525 Market Street with a Countdown Kickoff Ceremony that is open to the public. Join Let’s Glow SF artists, the Downtown SF Partnership, A3 Visual, and other special guests for a kickoff event to countdown to the start of the holiday season. 15 x 30,000 lumen and two 50,000 lumen laser projectors, placed in custom-built outdoor enclosures and operated by Modulo Pi media servers, will project light shows that run every 10 minutes at four distinct locations.

Four buildings throughout Downtown San Francisco will each feature projections that light up the night. Each show will be five minutes long and run every 10 minutes at the following locations:
● One Bush Street
● Pacific Stock Exchange at 301 Pine Street
● Station J at 222 Leidesdorff Street
● Hobart building at 582 Market Street

Let’s Glow SF features works from 14 total artists: seven (7) local visual artists, two (2) local music producers, one (1) local animator, and four (4) world-class, award-winning international visual design companies. This year, more artists have been added to the lineup including local Bay Area artists that were chosen through a call for submissions of local Bay Area artists to participate in this year’s event. This year’s visual artist lineup includes:

Amandalynn – a muralist and fine artist that developed her distinct street art style in the graffiti community of SF
Duncan Rogoff – a self-taught animator that works with some of the world’s biggest brands
Ian Ross – a Bay Area native and prolific muralist, ceramicist, installation artist, and sculptor
Kalani Ware – a multidisciplinary artist from Oakland whose public artworks have been featured in multiple Bay Area communities
Ryan Uzilevsky – Founder of world-renowned multi-media collective, Light Harvest studio
Sean Capone – an artist working in moving-image based public art, his works have been commissioned and presented at various museums around the world
Yiying Lu – an award-winning artist named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business”

This year’s international visual design company lineup includes:

Limelight – a group of artists that have helped shape the projection mapping industry, they also teach and mentor young artists through their Limelight Academy Program
Maxin10sity – a world-renowned projection mapping company that is known for not only projection mapping buildings, but also automobiles
Mindscape Studio – an award-winning projection mapping company that has been awarded for works at international light art festivals and events
Spectre Lab – a creative studio specializing in immersive video and interactive experiences based in Paris, FR

Let’s Glow SF 2021 from Downtown SF on Vimeo.