Loyola University Maryland

Light City Baltimore

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Loyola is excited to be a partner for Light City Baltimore – the premiere festival of lights, music, and innovation in downtown Baltimore. The festival is the first large-scale international light festival in the United States, and will include art installations, performances, concerts, and labs that showcase Baltimore – a city of innovation for 200 years.

The festival’s theme is societal issues of justice and equity, and will feature leaders in top Baltimore industries – health, sustainability, education, social change, design, and culinary innovation.

There are many ways for the Loyola community to get involved:

College Night Parade

Join your fellow Greyhounds on the evening of Thursday, April 6, to kick off the Light City festivities with a College Night Parade. We are looking for student groups who are interested in participating in this fun and interactive parade around the Inner Harbor. Transportation will be provided. Interested in getting involved? Email Amy Filardo at afilardo@loyola.edu to sign up!

Luminous Connections

Loyola is bringing Light City to campus. Join the Fine Arts students and faculty on April 4, from 7-9 p.m. As they illuminate campus with student-created outdoor video projections on campus buildings, interactive light displays, theatrical light explosions and projected photography installations in the area inside and outside of McManus Theater.  

In celebration of the power of connectivity, this exhibition will create a luminous experience by bringing together several creative disciplines. The campus center will be transformed into a glowing display featuring student work from Theater, Photography, and Studio Art. Outdoor video projections on campus buildings, interactive light displays, theatrical light explosions and projected photography installations will fill the area inside and outside of McManus Theater. This exhibition signals the emergence of light from the darkness of winter. Occurring weeks after the vernal equinox, we aim to enliven the campus with an interdisciplinary experience of light in its many forms of expression. 

Labs@LightCity

Labs@LightCity are daytime innovation conferences that brings together national and local thought leaders and engaged, inspired citizens from diverse backgrounds to explore cutting edge concepts for sparking social change. Dr. Rob Helfenbein, associate dean of Loyola's School of Education, will be presenting,"The Next Wave of Education Reform Solutions" at the education conference. Other topics include healthcare, food, sustainability, social change and design. Tickets are on sale now, and next week Loyola will announce a raffle to win tickets to Labs@LightCity. Watch Loyola Today for more details.

Volunteer

There are many opportunities with Light City to get involved. Learn about opportunities to be a part of the action downtown.