Honoring Harvey Milk

November 8, 2017 marked the 40th Anniversary of Harvey Milk’s historic election as California’s first openly gay elected official. Illuminate honored this important milestone with two extraordinary works of public art.

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Conservatory of Flowers

Bringing the Power of Light to the iconic Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park with a dazzling display called "Photosynthesis."

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Lightrail will be the world’s first subway-responsive light sculpture. Designed with more than 20,000 LED lights, it will run for two miles along San Francisco’s iconic Market Street, from Van Ness Avenue to The Embarcadero.

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The Bay Lights

What if the San Francisco Bay Bridge were a canvas for light? That was the seminal question that ultimately sparked a diverse community to action and led to the creation of the world's largest LED light sculpture.

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Pi In The Sky

Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and so much more. Pi In The Sky played upon the American colloquialism pie in the sky, a phrase for impossible thinking and lives at the nexus of science, technology, engineering, art and math.

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Let There Be

Let There Be brought public art to the swiftly changing Mid-Market area. A mixed-media installation by Ben Davis, Let There Be combined hand-crafted typography and projected content to celebrate the area’s energy and history.

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Thank You

ILLUMINATE wishes to acknowledge the extraordinary support of our probono legal team at Morrison Foerster, led by Robert Townsend and passionately supported by Alfredo Silva, without whom The Bay Lights and Illuminate's other audacious works would not be possible.

Robert Townsend

Alfredo Silva

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