The Bay Lights, Bridge Art Installation Nears Grand Lighting Ceremony

Bay Lights

In 2011, we posted about “The Bay Lights,” an upcoming project by artist Leo Villareal that would cover the west span of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge with an impressive art LED light installation. The project is nearly ready for its two-year stint on the bridge, starting with its Grand Lighting ceremony on March 5, 2013 at 9 PM.

Eight times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting, The Bay Lights spans 1.8 miles, consisting of 25,000 energy-efficient white LEDs, individually designed and programmed, sparkling in an array of never-repeating designs each evening for two years.

Leo Villareal Working on the Bay Lights” on January 24, 2013, video via Xconomy

The Bay Lights Cable Walk from Words Pictures Ideas on Vimeo.

Backers can give a “Gift of Light” and name an individual light on the installation. Donations are tax-deductible.

Love at first sight

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff