Georgetown GLOW lights up the streets of Georgetown


Feb. 2, 2019, 6:33 p.m. | By Sophia Lucarelli | 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a walk through Georgetown's historic neighborhoods and interactive light show


Inspired by Georgetown's historical architecture and its many iconic sights, the Georgetown GLOW features lights displays by artists from all around the world, from Baltimore to Shanghai to Dubai.

According to ABC News , curator Deirdre Ehlen Macwilliams explains how she finds the light show to be a unique and beautiful experience, “Georgetown is a magical place, especially during the holidays, and it’s not like any other place in D.C.," MacWilliams said. "Hopefully people will see that the illuminated artworks play up on that.”

As visitors walk through the light show, they can also appreciate live music, Georgetown’s wide variety of food options and numerous shopping spots. Visitors are encouraged to bring family and friends for the perfect holiday event. Here are some breathtaking, interactive light displays you'll want to check out:

Photo: A display called “Resonant Stacks” is a hard to miss interactive piece that allows visitors to talk, sing or hum into microphones installed inside the displays walls to make different sounds and tones.

A display called “Resonant Stacks” is a hard to miss interactive piece that allows visitors to talk, sing or hum into microphones installed inside the displays walls to make different sounds and tones. The structure itself is made of two giant walls that glow different colors, depending on what sounds visitors make into the microphone.

Photo: An exhibit called “Artistic Lights” makes walking alongside the canal all the more exciting and fun.

Another one of the most standout exhibits is called “Run Beyond,” which is made up of 15 silhouettes of a person running, each silhouette outlined in lights. It's located on top of one of Georgetown's larger buildings, overlooking the commercial street of the town.

Photo: An exhibit called “Artistic Lights” makes walking alongside the canal all the more exciting and fun.

An exhibit called “Artistic Lights” makes walking alongside the canal all the more exciting and fun. The exhibit displays purple lights coming from underneath the rocks that line the canal walls illuminate the visitors' path.

Georgetown GLOW is a wonderful and magical place to bring family and friends to see a beautiful light show all around Georgetown D.C. Expect all new artists and new exhibits that highlight Georgetown unique charm for next year. This event belongs on everyone's calendar to celebrate the holiday season.

Last updated: Feb. 2, 2019, 6:35 p.m.


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