‘Glow’ Lights Up Georgetown, Dec. 1 to Jan. 6

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From a prior year's "Glow" installation: Jen Lewin's "Aqueous." Photo by Morgan Sasser. Courtesy Georgetown BID.

Georgetown will soon be aglow, thanks to “Glow.”

Eye-catching installations of light art by 16 local, regional and international artists will enhance and enliven our historic townscape nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. starting Saturday, Dec. 1.

The fifth annual “Glow” exhibition, presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, will continue through Sunday, Jan. 6, when there will be a special closing event.

In addition to the works of light art, this year’s “Glow” programming includes a “Glow All Night” festive shopping night on Dec. 7, Book Hill’s “Winter Wonderland” event on Dec. 8 and a variety of themed walking tours.

The 2018 edition of “Glow” will focus on the interaction between space and place, according to Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, curator of the installation. “Each artwork is responsive to the historic and unequaled landscape of Georgetown, and conveys a sense of magic and warmth in D.C. From positive sentiments we hope visitors fall in love with, to kaleidoscopes of color, light and sound, the artworks are hopeful, playful and interactive. As in years past, ‘Glow’ brings a renewed light to all during the holiday season,” MacWilliams said.

The lineup of artists — whose works have names like “Social Sparkles” and “Prismatic” — is: Toer (Netherlands), Angelo Bonello (Italy) in collaboration with Light Art Collection and Amsterdam Light Festival, Kanva Architecture and Quartier des Spectacles Partnership (Canada), Tom and Lien Dekyvere (Belgium), Hou de Sousa (New York), Massimo Uberti and Marco Pollice (Italy) in collaboration with Light Art Collection and Amsterdam Light Festival, Rhonda Weppler (New York) and Trevor Mahovsky (Canada), Robin Bell (D.C.) and Johnny Dukovich and Klagsbrun Studios (D.C.). An additional artist will be announced in the coming weeks.

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