April 23, 2012

New outdoor arts fest being planned for Detroit’s Midtown

By Louis Aguilar, The Detroit News

Detroit— A new nighttime, outdoor arts festival is being planned this fall that will illuminate Midtown’s Woodward Avenue corridor with light, sound, performance and video projections.

The two-day festival to be held Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. will be called “DLECTRICITY” and is the brainchild of a wide range of area cultural institutions and galleries, including the Detroit Institute of Art, Cranbook Art Museum, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and a host of others, according to a press release issued late Monday.

The press release describes the festival this way: “Midtown Detroit will be enveloped in a sea of light as a number of artists, both local and international, converge on Detroit to ‘light up’ buildings and spaces using various mediums that meld sci-fi technology with Victorian spectacle, including light, sound, performance and projection on a grand scale.

“The kick-off event will be buoyed by other programming and performances which should entice thousands of Metro Detroit residents and tourists to witness and participate in this monumental initiative.”

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120424/METRO01/204240376#ixzz1tFI4XskV