Nonprofit Illuminate is well known for its dazzling laser displays in SF. From the gorgeous windows of Grace Cathedral to the illuminating Coit Tower, the nonprofit has created stunning visuals for the public to see. This week, the light display is making an appearance to celebrate the highly anticipated APEC Summit.
Illuminate is partnering with the Civic Joy Fund to cast the impressive beams over Market Street. The display will take place from November 13 to 16, running from sunset to sunrise. The beams will start at Harry Bridges Plaza, in front of the Ferry Building, and will beam at 3 degrees over Market Street. The display will include 12 large-scale laser beams and will be easily viewed from Market Street starting Monday night.
“This is the spirit of San Francisco,” said Manny Yekutiel, who co-founded the Civic Joy Fund along with Daniel Lurie. “We are delighted to help Illuminate manifest this important vision.”
The art installation was in danger of not materializing due to cut funding that was applied to increase security for the summit. Illuminate was eager to make the project a reality and is using crowdfund to raise the additional $150,000.
Timing the display to concur with the APEC summit was intentional. “We look forward to helping San Francisco shine when the eyes of the world are upon us,” said Ben Davis, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Illuminate, “especially with international media in town, sending images to the more than 3 billion people of the APEC nations.”
About Illuminate and the Civic Joy Fund
Illuminate is an art nonprofit that was founded in 2011. They focus on creating art installations for the public that highlight the vibrancy of San Francisco. The Civic Joy Fund is a project from the Civic Space Foundation that aims to support artists, small businesses, and more to bring life to the city streets and aid in economic development.