“Illuminate SF” Light-Up Art Walking Tour | SF
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San Francisco Federal Building | 90 7th St., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Illuminate SF is a free walking tour of three luminous public artworks in the Civic Center and SoMa neighborhoods led by Robin Marks of Discovery Street Tours and artists Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn on December 3, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
The evening begins on Mission Street plaza of the Federal Building where the group will take in James Turrell’s Skygarden. The group will wind its way through SoMa discovering more little known San Francisco facts before arriving at “…and my room still rocks like a boat on the sea” (Caruso’s Dream) above the entrance to the AVA 55 Ninth apartments. Here the group will meet creators Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn, who will describe the work and share just how salvaged safety glass and Transbay Terminal Douglas fir foundations came to be 13 illuminating, pulsating pianos.
Next, After exploring alleyways and architecture, the group will work its way to Ned Kahn’s Firefly on Golden Gate Avenue and admire the high-rise work shimmering in the wind. Participants will need to remain on the lookout for Eric Staller’s Lightmobile, a not so easy to miss Volkswagen Beetle brilliantly lit with 1659 lamps. Don’t forget to charge your batteries, cell phones and cameras; you’re going to want photos.
This event is part of Illuminate SF, presented by the San Francisco Travel Association in collaboration with local civic, arts, and cultural partners. Designed to celebrate the Bay Area’s creativity, innovation and invention, this year’s second annual event shines a light on 16 luminous public art installations created by a diverse range of renowned artists, and features a curated online guide to light-filled evening events, art walks, illuminated bike rides and self-guided tours at Illuminate SF.