The fifth edition of the “Georgetown GLOW” event adds to the long list of top tourist attractions in Washington DC, and that too, in an extremely unique way. In case you are new to the District, the historic Georgetown neighborhood is home to many attractions that show its industrial past, including everything from avenue intersections to blocks of houses and stores to the famous “Exorcist stairs”.
Georgetown GLOW is all set to make the neighborhood shine a bit brighter during this holiday season. It is the only outdoor light-art exhibit in the DC region. It will feature ten commissioned light-art pieces on streets, buildings, and other spaces, created by native and international artists. Some modern artists, whose works feature this festive season, are Hou de Sousa from New York, Tom and Lien Dekyvere from Belgium, and Toer from the Netherlands. Other than that, Johnny Dukovich and Klagsbrun Studios, and Robin Bell are from Washington DC.
Robin Bell’s artworks can be seen on Cady’s Alley amid 33rd and 34th streets, and on the Wisconsin Avenue’s BB&T Building. The work by Johnny Dukovich and Klagsbrun Studios can be found at the Book Hill area, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue and Reservoir Road intersection.
“The installations for the 2018 edition of Georgetown GLOW focus on the interaction between space and place,” said Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, the curator of the Georgetown GLOW event. “Each artwork is responsive to the historic and unequaled landscape of Georgetown, and conveys a sense of magic and warmth in DC. From positive sentiments we hope visitors fall in love with, to kaleidoscopes of color, light and sound, the artworks are hopeful, playful and interactive. As in years past, GLOW brings a renewed light to all during the holiday season.”
The event will make Georgetown into an open-air museum of sort. Think a trimmed down version of the metropolis from Ridley Scott’s movie “Blade Runner”, where everything appears on neon-lit buildings. The outdoor art installations that feature in the event will be lit from 05:00 pm to 10:00 pm from December 01, 2018, to January 06, 2019.
Besides the “Georgetown GLOW” event, every visitor to DC can enjoy the “GLOW All Night” festive shopping on December 07, “Book Hill’s Winter Wonderland” on December 08, and a number of themed walking tours of Washington DC during the holidays.