Lighting up
the Night

  • Light Exhibitions
  • Panels
  • Parades
  • Performances

Light City is a free festival of light, music and innovation. In 2016, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) joined forces with partners throughout our great city and launched a transformational event for Baltimore. Light City, America’s first large-scale festival of art, music and innovation, is where Baltimore comes together and where the world comes to Baltimore.

Light City reimagines the waterfront into a premier cultural destination: fully accessible, free and open to all. Located along the Inner Harbor’s brick-lined promenade, the BGE Light Art Walk features awe-inspiring art installations, performances, concerts, a fun-filled family zone and special moments including an Opening Night Parade and a Closing Night fireworks finale. The festival’s food and beverage offerings are proudly 100% local, reflecting Baltimore’s burgeoning cuisine scene.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts thanks the Allens as the founding visionaries of Light City.


Neighborhood Lights

T. Rowe Price, Supporting Sponsor

New for this year’s Neighborhood Lights initiative, BOPA is pleased to announce the Neighborhood Lights Community Grants. BOPA invites non profit organizations to submit proposals for Neighborhood Lights illuminated events, projects, art installations, performances and/or activations.

Ten groups will be awarded $5,000 each to make Baltimore shine during Brilliant Baltimore. The possibilities for Neighborhood Lights projects are as unlimited as your community’s collective imagination and creative ideas! Start brainstorming - applications open on Tuesday, June 25 and close on Monday, August 29.

Group 127

2019 Grant Application

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