Lighting up the night

Last week we wrote about all the holiday lights. But if you want to see lights that are not holiday-related, two great places to go are Georgetown GLOW and ZooLights.

Georgetown GLOW

Georgetown GLOW has five light installations throughout Georgetown – free and open every night through January 7th.

Talking Heads

Talking Heads consists of two giant heads, potentially in conversation with each other, on the Georgetown Waterfront. [Artist: Viktor Vicsek, in collaboration with Light Art Collection.]

It’s great to see during sunset over the Potomac, or in the dark with a view across to Rosslyn.

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Neighborhood

Neighborhood features illuminated clothing from many ethnicities, representing the mix of cultures within a city.

[Artist: Sergey Kim, in collaboration with Light Art Collection.]

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Rotifers

Rotifers are in the Georgetown canal – they are microscopic aquatic organisms who change with their environment. This installation changes in size, color, and shape as you watch it. [Artist: Nicole Anona Banowetz, in collaboration with Light Art Collection.]

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©Victoria Pickering

Darth Fisher

This installation is inspired by the Toronto Bridge in Amsterdam, combined with the futuristic vision of Star Wars. [Artist: Streetart Frankey, in collaboration with Light Art Collection.]

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Follow the Light

Follow the Light is an infinite loop marble run, where the colored marbles travel up 13 feet before spinning through the track.

[Artists: Thiadmer van Galen, Jasper van Rosen, and Olav van Enkhuijzen, in collaboration with Light Art Collection.]

©Victoria Pickering

ZooLights

ZooLights, at the National Zoo through December 30th, has been a favorite D.C. event for 15 years. It is big and wonderful this year, but for the first time is not free – although the $6 is definitely worth it (tickets required).

©Victoria Pickering
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©Victoria Pickering
©Victoria Pickering
©Victoria Pickering

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