Embrace the Power of Light at Illuminate SF Festival

More than a dozen permanent as well as temporary eco-friendly light art installations transform San Francisco nights into a citywide gallery of light. This festival of light has started last November 24th but there’s more to look forward in this year’s annual SF Festival of Light. celebration offers the rare opportunity to tour a stunning citywide gallery of light during the longest nights of the year— 35 light art works in all, with nine new this year, including iconic works in the new SFMOMA.

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9 New Light Art Installations
• the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Constantin Brancusi), Dan Flavin (1963), SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
• “monument” for V. Tatlin, Dan Flavin (1969), SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
• untitled (to Barnett Newman) two, Dan Flavin (1971), SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
• Life Death/Knows Doesn’t Know, Bruce Nauman (1983), SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
• Model Art Map, Lisa Gemmiti (2013), W SF Hotel, 181 Third St.
• Anima, Jim Sanborn (2006), Alexandria Real Estate Equities, 1700 Owens St.
• Monarch, Cliff Garten (2015), Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices, 1600 Owens St.
• Coalescence, Olivia Ting and Annette Jannotta (2016), SFAC Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness, Suite 126
• Trillan & Dodo, Hybocozo: Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu (2014), Patricia’s Green, Octavia Boulevard. between Hayes and Fell Streets

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Upcoming Illuminating Events

Free Festival of Light Guided Tour | North Beach Embarcadero
When: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Where: Jack Kerouac Alley and Columbus Avenue.

After Dark: Glow | Exploratorium
When: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Where: Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Embarcadero & Green St.

Holiday Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: Friday , December 2, 2016
Where: Presidio, Main Post

Parol-Making Workshop
When: 5:30 – 8:30pm Friday , December 2, 2016
Where: Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street

Stargazing in the Presidio
When: 7 – 9pm Saturday, December 3, 2016
Where: Presidio, Main Parade Ground

Union Street Fantasy of Lights
When: Monday, December 5, 2016
Where: Marina

Free Festival of Light Guided Tour | Civic Center Central Market
When: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Where: Embarcadero

San Francisco Neon City: Evolving Landscape
When: 2 – 4:30pm Saturday, December 10, 2016
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

Light up the Night with Paper Lanterns
When: 11am – 4pm Saturday, December 10, 2016
Where: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue

Parol Lantern Festival and Parade
When: 5 – 9pm Saturday, December 10, 2016
Where: Yerba Buena Garden

2016 Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks
When: 6pm Saturday, December 10, 2016
Where: Gabrielson Park, north of Sausalito Ferry Pier

2016 Artists in Residence: Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell on Public Art
When: 9:30 am Sunday, December 11, 2016
Where: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St.

Free Festival of Light Guided Tour | Yerba Buena Mission Bay Bayview
When: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street

Neon Light Tour
When: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Where: Market, Mission, and Castro

Saturday Morning Flashlight Tour of USS Hornet
When: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Where: Alameda, 707 W Hornet Ave.

TeamLab: Living Digital Space and Future Parks
When: February 6 – December 18, 2016
Where: Menlo Park, 300 El Camino Real

4th Annual Moonlight New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise Aboard the SF Spirit
When: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Where: Pier 3 – Hornblower Landing

Don’t miss 35 stunning light art installations – perfect for families and everyone interested in seeing these majestic lights in cities. Enjoy a brilliant mix of new and favorite light art tours, artist studio visits, Museum Saturdays, and a stargazing party in the Presidio during the longest nights of the year.

For more information about this festival, visit http://www.illuminatesf.com.

SOURCE: www.illuminatesf.com | http://www.sftravel.com

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