iluminación Lawrence

CITY-WIDE LIGHTING PROJECT

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SEE LAWRENCE IN A NEW LIGHT

ILUMINACION LAWRENCE is a city-wide lighting project that creates an immersive public art experience using LED lighting and projections. Lighting the city’s walls and pedestrian spaces not only makes for a safer, more enjoyable city, but it also serves as a dynamic medium where creatives are invited to turn city streets into immersive installations of art.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
Lawrence
Redevelopment
Authority

FUNDRAISER

Thank you to those who donated online to our

Patronicity Campaign!

Commonwealth Places grant match fundraiser

May 2 - June 30

We surpassed our $30,000 goal!

Visit the Patronicity site below to see the full scope of the fundraiser and project.

SOFT LAUNCH

 

On June 5th, Lawrence, MA got a preview of Iluminacion Lawrence: a project that will help shine a light on this beloved, vibrant city. The event featured a community input activity so guests could suggest future lighting projects, an art exhibit relating to the Gas Emergency by the Groundwork Lawrence Green Team, ice cream by the Lawrence Police Department and local grub from El Punto Del Chimi food truck. DJ Angel Alba got the party started and the Drumline from Lawrence High School contributed to building up the energy and counting us down to turning on the lights! The Casey (central) Bridge and the Ayer Clock Tower were lit as a sample of the 2 out of the first 4 projects planned for Iluminacion Lawrence.

 

Scroll down to learn about the other projects that we have planned!

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PROJECTS

 
CASEY
BRIDGE
AYER CLOCK TOWER
PUBLIC LIBRARY
WAREHOUSE SQUARE

NEWS

 

HISTORY


Inspired by the City of Boston’s bridge lightings, Lawrence leaders invited Allston-based lighting artist, John Powell, to visit the city for a potential lighting project. The City, in partnership with the Lawrence Redevelopment Authority, agreed to light the Casey (middle) Bridge in the summer of 2017. Inspired by the project, leaders at the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) followed suit and developed lighting plans for the Ayer Clock Tower. Fast forward to 2019, ILUMINACION LAWRENCE was born. Plans to expand from its two initial lighting projects to many throughout the City of Lawrence are currently underway.




MISSION


The mission of ILUMINACION LAWRENCE is to celebrate the city’s diverse history and peoples by lighting public spaces to enhance the public realm, engage community, improve public safety, and make the city a more vibrant and accessible place.




TEAM


- Sabrina Boggio, Communications Coordinator, We Are Lawrence - Brad Buschur, Project Director, Groundwork Lawrence - Jess Martinez, Transformative Development Initiative Fellow, MassDevelopment - Vilma Martinez-Dominguez, Director of Community Development, City of Lawrence - Jon Payson, Board Chair, Essex County Community Foundation - John Powell, Lighting Artist, Light Time in Space - Karen Ristuben, Program Director, Creative County Initiative, Essex County Community Foundation - Evan Silverio, Chair, Lawrence Redevelopment Authority - Marquis Victor, Executive Director, Elevated Thought - Jessica Vilas Novas, Director, Lawrence Public Library





GET INVOLVED

 

ILUMINACION LAWRENCE is committed to supporting resident and artist participation in the process of light design and content creation-- Lighting for the people, by the people! The ILUMINACION team is open to exploring lighting for new locations, one-time events, or even displaying your artwork! Reach out below to learn more information on how to join the team or potential partnership opportunities.

GET LIGHTS

Are you interested in getting lights for your event or private property? Want to submit a suggestion for a light or projection display? Contact us to discuss partner and sponsorship opportunities!

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