The best news possible for The Bay Lights

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We are delighted to announce that–with generous private support from our expanded community–Illuminate the Arts has reached our $4m baseline goal to make The Bay Lights a permanent installation.

Working together–and inspired by a $2m matching grant from philanthropist Tad Taube–we accomplished the...

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Update: The Bay Lights – Forever Brilliant

There’s good news and even better news.

The Good News: If we raise four million dollars in gifts and pledges by the end of this year, we keep The Bay Lights forever.

This is a one-time raise of $4m, made possible by Illuminate The Arts’ break-through agreement with Bay Bridge officials. With...

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On Public Art

During the busy summer travel months, your Facebook feeds and shared slideshows are likely filled with photos of friends on vacation. Odds are those photos included public art: faces reflected in Chicago’s “Cloud Gate” (affectionately known as “The Bean”) by Anish Kapoor, beautiful nighttime shots of a Leo Villareal’s “Bay...

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