November 8, 2017 marked the 40th Anniversary of Harvey Milk’s historic election as California’s first openly gay elected official. You and Illuminate helped make history.
40 years ago on that night, Milk returned to the Castro after his victory and received a “tumultuous and...
Upstairs at Market St. pool hall, a light show for the future
The Hall on Market Street, its ground-floor commercial establishments boarded up for years, became a bustling venue when it was converted to a food mall a few years ago. Its owner, Craig Young of Tidewater Capital, got city permission a few weeks ago to tear down the dilapidated building to...
‘LightRail’ artwork could bring brighter days to 2 miles of Market
The broad stroke of Market Street, long home to grand plans and thwarted dreams, is the focus of a $12 million arts concept that — if it comes to pass — could blend life above and below the pavement.
The idea would be for two strands of multicolored LED lights to...
LightRail passes SF Board of Supervisors
On December 16, 2014, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the permit, which allows us access to Market Street. The legislation introduced by Supervisors Scott Weiner, co-sponsors Jane Kim and Eric Marr, opened the door for moving forward with a timeline for fundraising, installation and activation. The magic of...
Market Street Light Sculpture
Market Street is on its way to getting a colorful new look. Lightrail is a recently proposed public art installation involving two LED strings running down Market Street that would light up to reflect the real-time movement of BART and MUNI below. If the plans get approved, the...