Lights on Tampa 2015 to Shine Bright This Weekend in Downtown Tampa

03/18/15

WHAT:            

Seven light-based art installations will be exhibited in Tampa during Lights on Tampa 2015 this weekend. Artwork chosen this year is diverse, engaging, and multi-disciplinary, involving new technologies, music, dance, and the literary arts.  Project descriptions are below.

Lights on Tampa 2015 is a public-private partnership,  developed  by the City of Tampa Art Programs Division and supported by regional businesses and grant funding, including the National Endowment for the Arts, PNC Bank, Sykes, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, Casper’s Company, Tampa Bay Times, Brighthouse Networks, Clear Channel Outdoor, The Tampa Museum of Art and other private sponsors.

Since its inception in 2006, Lights On Tampa has, through either direct involvement or influence, created an ambiance in downtown Tampa, with over $2 million in private development being invested into permanent light-based art work. The program has also been recognized by Americans for the Arts as one of the 50 most influential programs over the last 50 years.

The event is free and open to the public. Food vendors will be on hand throughout the evening, and Cigar City Brewing will also have beer for purchase.

To find out more about Lights On Tampa, please visit lightsontampa.org.

WHO:              

Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Lights on Tampa Artists (Description of each piece and artist is below)

WHEN:            

Friday, February 20, 2015 & Saturday, February 21, 2015,

6 – 11 p.m.

Sunset both nights is around 6:20 p.m.

WHERE:          

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

600 N. Ashley Drive

Parking for media live trucks is available at the Twiggs St. turnaround

CONTACT:      

Ali Glisson, City of Tampa

(813) 274-8262

ali.glisson@tampagov.net

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