The Pink Triangle

For two full weeks, Illuminate's newest project shined brightly - and symbolically - above San Francisco on Twin Peaks.

Using nearly 3,000 pink LED nodes to create a massive pink triangle to celebrate LGBTQ pride and resilience, Illuminate designed an iconic image viewed in person by hundreds of thousands and by millions more online.

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Spreckels Revival

Bringing the power of live performance into the heart of the park: The revival of the Spreckels Temple of Music.

A centerpiece of Golden Gate Park’s now-delayed 150th anniversary celebration, the renovation includes a new stage, professional lighting, and a state-of-the-art sound system. The $800,000 effort will bring new vibrancy and radical accessibility to this historic performance space located between the de Young Museum and the Academy of Sciences.

Led by key donors Carla and David Crane, and in conjunction with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance, the revived bandshell will directly touch the lives of millions of park-goers.

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Grace Light

Filling the iconic Grace Cathedral with a mesmerizing curtain of moving light and music.

An unmatched immersive experience that immediately upon its debut became one of San Francisco's most sought-after tickets. Grace Light will return as soon as it's deemed safe to convene in groups.

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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 summer display called "Photosynthesis" and an equally thrilling winter exhibition called "Winter Solstice".

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The Bay Lights

What if the San Francisco Bay Bridge was 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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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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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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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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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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