San Francisco, CA


National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park.

An immersive installation honoring the 30th anniversary of the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

The centerpiece of this year’s Light in the Grove annual event, “Circle of Light” will inspire visitors to the AIDS Memorial, one the world’s most beloved sites honoring those who have fallen to AIDS.

The soulful piece, presented by Illuminate, was created by artist Ollie Newth and is financially supported by the National AIDS Memorial. The striking structure gleams brilliantly with 160 individual bars of moving light arranged in an open circle. The circle is not complete to represent the lives that have been lost to the epidemic.

Circle of Light debuts on November 30 and will be open to the public on December 1.

This installation is in memory of Danny Snodgrass (1984-2021).