Illuminate’s renovation of the bandshell in Golden Gate Park is complete.
Formally called the Spreckels Temple of Music, the bandshell was slated to debut in time to celebrate the Park’s 150th anniversary in April but the project was halted in March due to Covid-19 restrictions. When restrictions on work were finally lifted, work commenced again and final work on the massive upgrade was completed. The full renovation features a brilliant new multi-level stage, professional-grade theatrical lighting, and a state-of-the-art new sound system.
A soft-launch is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21 in conjunction with the opening of the park’s 150-foot SkyStar ferris wheel.
This project, led by philanthropists Carla and David Crane – with support from JP Conte – marks a new beginning for this long dormant and underutilized jewel for public performance. When it’s safe to return fully to the park, a sparkling new Spreckles will be front and center.
Illuminate The Pink Triangle
On June 27 San Francisco Mayor London Breed flipped the switch on Illuminate’s newest installation – a massive illuminated Pink Triangle on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks.
Working in conjunction with Patrick Carney, who has been laying down a canvas Pink Triangle on Pride weekend for the past 24 years, Illuminate stepped in to light the beloved symbol of hope and inclusion. Social distancing guidelines related to Covid-19 made the traditional canvas installation impossible.
Using 2,700 LED nodes to create a full acre of pink light, Illuminate’s iconic project was celebrated throughout San Francisco – and around the world.
Read about the Pink Torch Procession
Illuminate is proud to announce the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund has joined us as our newest Illuminary providing critical operating support. Thank you for your extraordinary commitment to public art in San Francisco.
Learn more about our Illuminary program
Conservatory of Flowers
Experience the nightly brilliance of Photosynthesis in Golden Gate Park. Illuminate and SF Rec & Park are lighting up the famed Conservatory of Flowers again this year. Come out and see it after dark!