DLECTRICITY to Light Up Midtown Detroit This Weekend


DETROIT — DLECTRICITY, Detroit’s new, free outdoor nighttime light art festival, will host 35 local, national and international artists whose cutting edge works of art and installations will illuminate the historic architecture of Midtown on Oct. 5 and 6. Visitors of all ages will see an impressive selection of artists who will light up Midtown Detroit and transform the Woodward corridor, and also enjoy family-friendly activities, food trucks, concerts and block parties during this free, two-night first-time event. A complete listing of DLECTRICITY artists and events may be found at www.DLECTRICITY.com. 

“The remarkable events and amazing cultural and architectural assets of Midtown has always been at the core of the revitalization and growth of the neighborhood,” said Sue Mosey, president of Midtown Detroit, Inc. “We want DLECTRICITY to capture everyone’s imagination for what’s possible.” 

To experience DLECTRICITY, visitors can walk, bike or drive through Midtown or take a free shuttle bus along the festival route. Visit www.DLECTRICITY.com to download the program guide and map. Shuttle pickup/drop off points on the program and map are marked with an “S” and will continue throughout the event. 

DLECTRICITY will feature 35 projects throughout the Woodward corridor located at the Detroit Institute of Arts, College for Creative Studies, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit Public Library, the Rackham Building, Michigan Science Center, Sugar Hill Arts District and more. 

DLECTRICITY has great, interactive art installations the whole family can enjoy. Don’t miss Frontier Town: A Tent Camp for Children in the Urban Wild, where kids of all ages can enter into a circle with glowing tents and explore a magical shelter of light and fabric; and menotme, a luminous, playful, responsive form activated by squeezing, which causes it to purr, giggle and burp. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, enjoy puppet performances Mama Three Eyes and Yaga Baba by Tom Carey. Mama Three Eyes is a shadow puppet play exploring the myths and legend surrounding the mysterious, monstrous, and yet motherly Hindu goddess Kali. Yaga Baba is another shadow puppet performance based on the Russian fairy tale Baba Yaga.