Monday, November 28, 2016

Artist-Commissioned Light Installations at Redmond Lights

Redmond Lights returns on December 3, 2016 to celebrate the City's diverse winter traditions, cultures and faiths. In addition to traditional luminaries, light displays, and performers, this year’s event will feature a stronger arts presence than in years past.

Four temporary artist-commissioned light installations and a balloon installation by Redmond Poet Laureate Shin Yu Pai will punctuate the event along the Luminary Walk.
Near City Hall, Redmond Poet Laureate Shin Yu will share some of her poetry at Redmond Lights via a custom balloon installation. Poetry balloons will be available for the first 250 attendees.
A floating light installation in the shape of holiday lights by Suzanne Tidwell will illuminate the Sammamish River. The installation can be viewed along the Luminary Walk or from above on the 85th Street bridge.

Elise Koncsek’s installation of twirling lights will cast fascinating shadows on smiling, glowing faces in a series of wooden light boxes specifically designed for Redmond Lights. The lanterns will be available for event participants to spin and enjoy and will be installed in trees along the Sammamish River Trail.
Keep an eye out for Sassy, your friendly neighborhood Sasquatch, along the Luminary Walk. Sassy was designed by Eastside artists Kristie Smith and Vikram Madan. Rather than being foreboding and frightening, Sassy is a friendly giant, glowing with goodwill towards all.
The Seattle Design Nerds will feature their contemplative installation titled GlowWorm along the Redmond Central Connector. This interactive installation will feature a large, color-changing inflatable, twisting its way through the trail.
For more information about Redmond Lights, please visit  For questions and additional information about art at Redmond Lights, contact Lisa Maher, Communications Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on
Photo credit: Seattle Design Nerds

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