Lights in the Night

Mark Carpenter and Dan Johnson Vote Code: 52910
    2012 5th place
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Lights in the Night - where hope takes flight. Thousands of sky lanterns will be launched from coordinated key points in the downtown area at twilight on Friday, September 28. Think of it as the very large scale version of blowing out the candles and making a wish…only this time you offer up your dreams and hopes for the future or even reconcile events of your past in a symbolic lantern launch. Marvel as thousands of hopes and dreams traverse the sky, silently reaching an unknown desitination. It will be a night of inspiration and grace - a spectacle of lights - honoring our residents, our ArtPrize guests and the larger community in which we live and work and celebrate life. Join us for an unforgettable experience. Volunteers welcome. For launch locations, weather-related updates, and other info, please visit Lights in the Night on Facebook Photo courtesy of Justin Hill -

Entry Details
  • Art form: Performance
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  • Medium: Public performance
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  • Year created: 2012
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Venue & Connection Information

The sky lanterns will be launched from several downtown locations with the "hub" being GR Ford Museum Park (303 Pearl Street Grand Rapids for GPS location) space. All spaces will be downtown within reasonable walking distance from each other. All venues are open and accessible to the public. The Lights in the Night artist rendition is housed at The Bob for the duration of ArtPrize.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: Yes
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: Yes
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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