Light up your life

Mar 06, 2013 No Comments by

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Looking for a great opportunity for a romantic getaway or just plain fun excursion that is cheap, and just across the Bay? One that is also accessible through public transportation? Well, this is your time to catch a ferry from Larkspur to San Francisco. Starting  March 5   the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will light up with a creative exhibition of electric lighting. The Bay Lights project is an $8 million privately funded, public art exhibition. Bay Lights an installation by artist Leo Villareal is expected to attract $97 million to the Bay Area economy in tourism and associated visitor expenditures. Villareal, a graduate of Yale has worked in the the  medium of LED lighting and complex computer programming since the 1990s.  Including  captivating illuminated displays such as  the Multiverse tunnel like sculpture that lights the 200 foot passageway in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. For this work Villareal used of 41,000 LED lights.  (View the Multiverse)

(Photo/Vimeo) Leo Villareal

The Bay Bridge light display will be the largest LED light sculpture in the entire world measuring 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high It promises to mesmerize locals and tourists alike to the beauty of the newly refurbished and redesigned Bay Bridge, that has  been often overlooked by it’s showy, older sibling, The Golden Gate Bridge.

Don’t miss out on this beautiful free show.  It begins at 9 p.m. on the bridge’s northern side and will run each night for several years. And yes, the ferry travels through that side, and you can take a picnic. So romantic!

Animated Bay Bridge Light Show Video

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