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.