75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge

When The Lights Turn on In The City.

I’va always been a fan of artists that work directly with light. In an ambitious undertaking, artist Leo Villareal is working on a piece that will debut early next year in San Francisco to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Bay Lights” will use over 25,000 energy efficient, white LED lights,strung over a mile and a half in length, with a vertical height of more than five hundred feet. Interestingly the lights will only be seen by people not on the bridge itself. I love San Francisco, and now I have a reason to visit sometime after the first of the year.

Below are two short films showing artist renderings of what the final light sculpture will look like.

The Bay Lights artist Leo Villareal orchestrates complex, rhythmic artwork composed exclusively of points of light; his groundbreaking work is included in the permanent collection of major museums worldwide.