DLECTRICITY Brings 150,000 Visitors to Midtown Detroit


DETROIT — This year’s DLECTRICITY, presented by DTE Energy and produced by Midtown Detroit Inc., brought 150,000 visitors to Midtown Detroit.

More than one-mile of the Woodward Corridor shined with nearly 40 installations of art and light for the nighttime festival on Sept. 26 and 27. DLECTRICITY doubled attendance from its debut in 2012, and the Light Bike Parade attracted 2,500 cyclists for the four mile ride — four times more than the inaugural parade.

“We were thrilled to see thousands of people walk our neighborhood in Midtown to experience two spectacular nights of art and light,” says Sue Mosey, president of Midtown Detroit Inc.  “Hundreds came together to make DLECTRICITY possible. We are grateful to have partners who support the arts, and creative place-making in Detroit.” 

DLECTRICITY is modeled after Nuit Blanche festivals known for bringing the best of contemporary light and technology-based arts to the streets of major cities like Paris, Rome, Toronto, Minneapolis, and New York. The event featured more than 35 internationally-acclaimed, local and emerging artists from around the world.

Venues that hosted installations included Detroit Institute of Arts, College for Creative Studies, Michigan Science Center, Detroit Historical Museum Plaza, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit Public Library, C.H. Wright Museum of African American History, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.