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DLECTRICITY to return with art installations, light bike parade

DLECTRICITY 2014 featured projections against the DIA and Public Library.
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

In 2012 and 2014, DLECTRICY lit up Midtown with art and light over their September weekends. The inspired festival returns this year September 22-23 with 35 local, national, and worldwide artists; a smaller footprint; and a light bike parade.

Midtown Detroit, Inc. is partnering with DTE Energy Foundation and many more for this year’s two-night festival, which will take place between the MOCAD and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

This year’s event will have artists from Australia, the UK, Japan, and Germany, plus New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Detroit. The event is inspired by similar art festivals in Paris, Sydney, Toronto, Minneapolis, and New York.

A full list of artists can be found here.

“DLECTRICITY has bonded audiences in public spaces with art that has surprised, enlightened and awed us. It promotes art that is of the moment, yet speaks to timeless themes through new means,” said Benjamin Kennedy, Kresge Detroit Program managing director. “Within that context, we are particularly proud to support Midtown Detroit’s focus on recruiting and commissioning Detroit-­based artists and artists of color, and elevating the legacy of the 1967 rebellion and other themes relevant to Detroit residents.”

This year’s event will take place September 22-23 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Anyone interested in joining the Light Bike Parade should register here.