DLECTRICITY™ Returns September 2020!
DLECTRICITY, inspired by Nuit Blanche arts festivals from around the world, has presented three major light-based art + technology festivals in 2012, 2014 and 2017. Produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI), the spectacular outdoor visual light + art celebration takes place along the Woodward Corridor as well as DTE Beacon Park. Attendees are immersed in a landscape of light through groundbreaking installations of video art, 3D video mapping, lasers, interactive design and engineering, and captivating performance.
During each event, DLECTRICITY showcases over 40 internationally acclaimed and emerging artists from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Attendance has grown rapidly from 75,000 in its inaugural year to 250,000 in 2017. The Light Bike Parade, unique to DLECTRICITY, also draws over 3,000 individuals to its 4-mile route.
DLECTRICITY was inspired by Detroit’s very own Electric Park, formerly located on the site of what is now Gabriel Richard Park. From 1906 until 1928, Electric Park served as a major attraction, beginning as a trolley park and later expanding into a dazzling amusement park with the development of electrification.
DLECTRICITY 2017 was presented by DTE Foundation.
The DLECTRICITY 2020 Curatorial Committee:
The DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee, including Detroit-based curators and arts professionals, consists of:
- TAYLOR ALDRIDGE – Writer, independent curator, co-founder, ARTS.BLACK
- ABIR ALI – Architect and Designer, Detroit
- LARRY BARANSKI – Director of Public Programs, Detroit Institute of Arts
- ANNMARIE BORUCKI – Dlectricity Director and Director of Arts and Culture, Midtown Detroit, Inc.
- PAT ELIFRITZ – Curator of New Media and Technology, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
- AJ FUNCHESS – Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications, Detroit Public Library
- CHRISSTINA HAMILTON – Director of Visitor’s Programs, Stamps School of Art & Design
- MEGAN HEERES – Beacon Park Manager, DTE Beacon Park
- LAURA MOTT – Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, Cranbrook Art Museum
- GEORGE N’NAMDI – N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
- SCOTT NORTHRUP – Assistant Professor of Digital Film & Interdisciplinary Studies, College for Creative Studies
- MARC SCHWARTZ – Founder, Art Detroit Now and Chair of the DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee
- REGGIE WOOLERY – Director of Education, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The Curatorial Committee is charged with responsibility of selecting artists and projects to be placed on the facades, grounds, and surrounding buildings of the hub institutions in Midtown including:
- Cathedral Church of St. Paul
- College for Creative Studies
- C.H. Wright Museum of African American History
- Detroit Artists Market
- Detroit Historical Museum
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- Detroit Public Library
- First Congregational Church of Detroit
- Michigan Science Center
- N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
- Wayne State University
The 2020 festival will also include installations at DTE Beacon Park.
DLECTRICITY aspires to engage a broad and diverse audience, create a sense of community and be a place for stimulation and discussion about the impact of art on public spaces.
DLECTRICITY Open Call for Entries is now live!
2. Attend or watch the live-stream of our Feb. 8 Info Session
Contact Us With Your Questions
Contact Midtown Detroit, Inc., the producer of DLECTRICITY with your questions. Call (313) 420-6000 or email: email@example.com.