Light City at dusk (courtesy Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts)

Are you a visual artist working in the medium of light? Light City Baltimore, the first large-scale, international light festival in the US, invites artists to apply to have an illuminated artwork featured in the second year of Baltimore’s landmark festival, taking place Friday, March 31 through Saturday, April 8, 2017. Light City is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

In its inaugural year, Light City welcomed more than 400,000 people to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor over seven nights. The free festival that contributed $33.8 million to Baltimore’s economy amazed visitors with 28 large-scale light art installations, 50 concerts, and 100 performances.

As the excitement and ingenuity around Light City continue to grow, the festival seeks 20–30 innovative works of art to be featured in the 2017 BGE Light Art Walk. Central to Light City along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, installations on the BGE Light Art Walk include but are not limited to large-scale light displays and sculptures, projections and interactive technologies. Projects are selected by a jury through the call for entry and fully funded between $5,000 and $75,000. Each artwork should be open and operational during all festival hours (7pm–11pm on weeknights and 7pm–midnight on the weekends) for each of the nine nights Light City is open to the public.

Application deadline: Monday, August 1, 2016

To submit a proposal, visit

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