Lighted art sculptures illuminate downtown Detroit

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It’s an exciting time to be in Detroit. From Midtown to the Central Business District, the city is buzzing with desirable new restaurants, retail spaces, businesses, street lights and now LuminoCITY art installations.

LuminoCITY Detroit arrived in time for the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), showcasing 16 stunning sculptures, in various shapes, sizes and colors. The interactive light installations, made of aluminum and fabric, twist and writhe to a curated soundtrack and come to life with custom video mapping. The structures were created by Stereobot, a Los Angeles-based company best known for their work at Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.

The installations are located between two to five minutes walking distance apart and connect more than 200 local restaurants, retailers, public spaces, and office and residential buildings. The structures can be found at the following downtown Detroit locations now through February 18.

  • Capitol Park
  • East & West Grand Circus Park
  • Hart Plaza
  • Hudson’s Site
  • Woodward Ave.
  • COBO Hall @ NAIAS (until 1/22/17)

LuminoCITY is a collaborative partnership led by Quicken Loans and Bedrock, with DTE Energy, The City of Detroit – Parks and Recreation Department, The Downtown Detroit Partnership and The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. LuminoCITY is the first winter installation of its kind and represents its sponsoring business partners’ continued commitment to making Detroit a great place to live, work and play,

“DTE Energy is proud to showcase these artistic, engaging and uniquely engineered light installations throughout downtown Detroit for visitors and residents to enjoy,” said Trevor F.  Lauer, President and Chief Operating Officer, DTE Electric. “We are committed to positively impacting Detroit’s economic prosperity and continued growth. Our support of this project helps to promote the innovation, culture, and vitality of Detroit for people from around the world to experience.”