Celebrate San Francisco’s culture, creativity, innovation and brilliance during the 4th annual Illuminate SF Festival of Light. The 39-day celebration offers the rare opportunity to tour a stunning citywide gallery of light during the longest nights of the year— 35 light art works in all, with nine new this year, including iconic works in the new SFMOMA. Enjoy a brilliant mix of new and favorite light art tours, artist studio visits, Museum Saturdays, and a stargazing party in the Presidio during the longest nights of the year. The works come to life at dusk throughout 12 San Francisco neighborhoods with a brilliance that will turn any evening into an illuminating adventure, especially when combined with exploring San Francisco’s world-class restaurants, museums and cultural events.
9 New Light Art Installations
Four of this year’s nine new installations featured in Illuminate SF Festival of Light can be found at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, with one more just down the block in the W SF Hotel, also in the Yerba Buena neighborhood. Nearby in Mission Bay, two illuminated light art works grace Owens Street. Don’t miss the light-emitting geometrical sculpture duo newly installed at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley, or the light art “cloud” comprised of recomposed and projected video imagery installed at the entrance of the San Francisco Art Commission’s new gallery in the War Memorial Veterans Memorial Building.
- the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Constantin Brancusi), Dan Flavin (1963), SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
- "monument" for V. Tatlin, Dan Flavin (1969), SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
- untitled (to Barnett Newman) two, Dan Flavin (1971), SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
- Life Death/Knows Doesn't Know, Bruce Nauman (1983), SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
- Model Art Map, Lisa Gemmiti (2013), W SF Hotel, 181 Third St.
- Anima, Jim Sanborn (2006), Alexandria Real Estate Equities, 1700 Owens St.
- Monarch, Cliff Garten (2015), Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices, 1600 Owens St.
- Coalescence, Olivia Ting and Annette Jannotta (2016), SFAC Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness, Suite 126
- Trillan & Dodo, Hybocozo: Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu (2014), Patricia’s Green, Octavia Boulevard. between Hayes and Fell Streets