Redmond Lights features six new temporary artists

The winter festival will incorporate new light installations on Dec. 1 and 2.

Redmond Lights is returning for two nights this year. On Dec. 1 and 2, attendees will celebrate the city’s diverse winter traditions, cultures and faiths. In addition to the traditional light displays, the winter festival will incorporate public art by featuring six new temporary artist-commissioned light installations.

Attendees will see the “Untitled” sculptural work by Will Schlough that features a slightly larger than life-sized steel blue heron illuminated by LED lights. Schlough’s work will be located on the Northeast 85th Street bridge, as community members stroll the luminary walk.

Celebrating the rainy Pacific Northwest climate, Seattle Design Nerds will showcase their interactive light-art installation, “RainBrella.” The installation will be located on the Sammamish River trail, directly along the side of the luminary pathway. Attendees will experience the piece along their walk. The piece features a series of highly reflective umbrellas with hanging LED lights that will be animated to appear like rain drops.

Hannah Gabr’s delicate immersive installation, “Cloud Reflecting,” will have a series of 15 LED-rigged projection mapped clouds that are suspended in the air for viewers to walk directly underneath. Attendee’s will see Gabr’s piece along the Redmond Central Connector and once they’ve crossed the bridge over Redmond Way.

“Adelita and Lanterns” by Angie Yusuf will be located further down the Redmond Central Connector. Yusuf’s piece is a traditional Mexican-style lantern installation. The lanterns will highlight different aspects of the traditional holiday season and will be displayed next to “Adelita.” The illuminated sculpture honors the women rebels of the Mexican Revolution known as the Adelitas.

Located in Downtown Park, attendees will be greeted by “Odd Jelly Out,” an interactive sculpture by Uckiood. The installation is composed of seven oversized colorful Jelly Babies.

Lastly, attendees will see Redmond’s artist-in-residence, Maja Petric. Petric’s immersive art installation, “Levitating Landscape,” will be located at the Downtown Park Pavilion. The piece uses mixed-media including video, sound, light and atmospherics.

In a press release, Mayor John Marchione said the winter festival is the city’s “unique winter celebration” that brings the many cultures and traditions of Redmond together.

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