Two years ago, Detroit welcomed a new experience, DLECTRICITY, to its design festival. This year, the city and Detroit Design Festival welcome it back with events starting today and running through tomorrow night! (featured image photo credit to Jason Matthews and Dlectricity.com)
DLECTRICITY was inspired by the Nuit Blanche, a nighttime art festival that takes place in cities all over the world. This year, the event will showcase the art, lighting design and performances of 35 artists from all over the world. The two-night festival will light up Midtown, bringing technology and art together for a unique experience.
From the DIA to the Max M. Fisher Music Center, Woodward Avenue will be transformed into a world of illumination! From food trucks to performances to light bike rides, DLECTRICITY is an event you’ll never forget!
And while there are countless options that are sure to keep you entertained, here are our five must-see projects to check out at the 2014 DLECTRICITY festival.
Casa Magica – Sound Spheres
Casa Magica, the brainchild of Friedrich Foerster and Sabine Weissinger, bring you Sound Spheres. This animated, audio-visual piece centering on sustainability will be projected onto 71 Garfield Street and touch on the renovations that took place there a few years ago. The piece will be shown on a continuous loop throughout DLECTRICITY.
Hyper Interactive Hip Hop Carnival
The Hyper Interactive Hip Hop Carnival is an experience meant to be shared. This participatory event shows how cultural collision can produce community engagement. The Carnival will take place at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the Wright Museum of African American History.
Light Bike Parade
The Light Bike Parade is a 4-mile bike ride happening Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. Meet at the Wayne State University parking lot at the corner of Second Avenue and Warren with your bike lit up! Don’t have anything to illuminate your bike? No worries! Pre-register to grab a light kit the day of the event. You’ll have the chance to win a prize for the brightest bike or the best helmet decoration! Register and reserve your starting time at LightBikeParade.EventBrite.com.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra proudly presents “Let’s Dance.” A live video projection of the pops performance “Let’s Dance” will be projected onto the wall of the Carpenter’s Building on Woodward. “Let’s Dance” will be shown Friday and Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.
The Unofficial DLECTRICITY After Party
So it’s not “officially” a part of DLECTRICITY, but once the festivities are over you’ll be sad it ended, so head on over to the Unofficial After Party in the Lincoln Street Art Park. Dance and mingle with DLECTRICITY guests from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. while various bands and DJs play in the one-of-a kind art park.
There are countless events taking place all over Midtown on September 26 and 27. For a complete schedule and map, visit the DLECTRICITY.com.