Georgetown GLOW DC

Georgetown GLOW is a Light Art Exhibition in Georgetown. Free and open to the public.

Experience the sparkle of the season at Georgetown GLOW, the region's only curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations. Set against the historic backdrop of DC's oldest neighborhood, it's a whole new way to shine.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2017 GEORGETOWN GLOW:
December 7 - January 8
Check back soon for 2017 artists, events, and more!


The 2016 Georgetown GLOW invited visitors to re-imagine the season of light through outdoor public art.  Now in its third year, 2016's Georgetown GLOW expanded from a 10-night to a month-long exhibition running from Friday, December 2 through Sunday, January 1, with works lit from 6 – 10 p.m. nightly.  Georgetown GLOW is presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

The 2016 exhibition encouraged contemplation of, and interaction with, the natural environment. Each work had an element of interactivity allowing the viewer to walk in, on, and around the piece; while other works asked the viewer to become part of the artwork. Commissioned works of local, regional and international artists were featured throughout Georgetown's commercial district, including along the historic C&O Canal, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Grace Church, Washington Harbour and Wisconsin Avenue.

Thank you to the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities for awarding the Georgetown BID with a Public Art Building Communities Grant for Georgetown GLOW 2016.  


2016 Schedule of Events

CURATOR'S TOUR
Thursday, December 8, 6:30-8:30 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Meet GLOW’s exhibition curator, Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, on a tour of the eight art installations. Learn about the artists and technical aspects behind their works. Meet at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Washington Harbour Starbucks (3050 K Street, NW). Tour will begin by 6:45.  

 
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SILENT DISCO
Saturday, December 10, 7-10 PM
Hosted by: Art Soiree

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Enjoy an ultimate music and dance experience on the lawn of Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave NW) and next to the enchanting On the Wings of Freedom light art installation by Aether & Hemera.  Grab a pair of wireless headphones and tap into 3 different genres of music. As you switch between the channels, your headset will light up with a designated color for each DJ so you can easily tell what other attendees are dancing and listening to.

 

GLOW RIDER
Wed., December 14, 7:30 PM
Hosted by: DC Bike Party

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Deck yourself, and your bike, with holiday lights for this festive, fun ride exploring the beautiful Georgetown GLOW installations. Come with your bike lights, helmets, and a full water bottle for this glowing ride! Ride begins at Dupont Circle at 7:30 p.m., ending in Georgetown at approximately 8:45 p.m. After bike ride party at Old Glory BBQ.


2016 Georgetown GLOW Image Gallery

2015 Georgetown GLOW Image Gallery

2014 Georgetown GLOW Image Gallery