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Light City An innovative new festival launches in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

LIGHTWAVE: BALTIMORE’S BEACON by Design Collective, Inc.

BLUE HOUR by New American Public Art

GLACIER by Riki K 1001 LUX by Symmes Gardner

UNDER SKY/ONE FAMILY by Mark di Suvero STAD AMSTERDAM NATIONAL AQUARIUM

VOYAGE by Aether & Hemera

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N THE EVENING of June 11, 1816, the artist Rembrandt Peale gathered a group of socialites and businessmen at his small museum in Baltimore. He wowed them by illuminating the room not with candles, but by gaslamp. Soon, the city became the first in America to use gaslamps to light its streets. Now, two centuries later, Baltimore is back at the forefront of light innovation. Light City, a festival running March 28 to April 3 (lightcity.org), includes four innovation conferences and dozens of electrifying exhibits, installations, and performances. On the following pages, discover just a few.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY YU OSAWA

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