Georgetown to Glow Starting Dec. 8

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"Aqueous" by Jen Lewin. Photo by Morgan Sasser. Courtesy Georgetown BID.

Georgetown will glow every evening from Friday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 7, thanks to the outdoor festival of light art called “Georgetown Glow.” The fourth annual “Glow” will include a number of special events, including a silent disco on Dec. 9 at the Washington Harbour and an extended evening of shopping on Dec. 14.

Nine unique interactive light installations by artists from around the world — some from light-art shows in Holland, Lebanon and India — will be featured in the 2017 edition of “Glow.” They are being placed throughout Georgetown, from the waterfront to the heart of the commercial district on M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, up to P Street and Reservoir Road. The displays will be illuminated nightly between 5 and 10 p.m.

Art works include “Horizontal Interference” at the Washington Harbour, a collection of colorful cords connecting trees and light poles by Polish artists Joachim Slugocki and Katarzyna Malejka. “Aqueous,” 62 illuminated platforms by Brooklyn-based artist Jen Lewin, is set up at Georgetown Waterfront Park near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and K Street.

Other displays include a 15-minute video at the old Georgetown Theatre at 1351 Wisconsin Ave. NW, a series of three works that can be seen through the office atrium of LSM Architects at 3333 M St. NW, a sculpture of illuminated figure outlines depicting refugees at Grace Episcopal Church at 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW and a piece featuring large bands of looping lights called “Bands of Friendship” at Dean & DeLuca at 3276 M St. NW.

Sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, “Glow” is also partly funded by a $150,000 grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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