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DLECTRICITY to bring art, energy, and light to Detroit this September 24-25

Motor City Beat

DETROIT, MI – Midtown Detroit will be illuminated with light installations and outdoor arts as DLECTRICITY returns this September 24-25 to the Cultural Center District and DTE Beacon Park.
The outdoor nighttime festival is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. with the support from DTE Energy Foundation.

Stunning outdoor art and light installations will illuminate Midtown Detroit this September with the return of DLECTRICITY which last awed audiences in 2017. The major light-based art + technology festival will also light up spaces along the Woodward Corridor and is free for the public to enjoy.

“We are committed to producing a beautiful outdoor event and have engaged expert partners as we plan to safely come together, connecting with art and one another,” said Sue Mosey, Executive Director of MDI.

DLECTRICITY 2021 marks the fourth edition of the festival that was inspired by Nuit Blanche arts festivals and Detroit’s very own Electric Park. From 1906 until 1928, the Electric Park served as a major attraction in Detroit. The park has now transformed into Gabriel Richard Park.

“We’re grateful to bring DLECTRICITY to visitors from our own backyard – and those joining us from around the globe – and to continue to deliver energy and light to our city as we continue to lift each other up and move past the pandemic together,” said Lynette Dowler, president, DTE Energy Foundation.

Debuted in 2012 and last awed audiences in 2017, the festival will also act as a ground to test new ideas from the Cultural Center Planning Initiative‘s digital and mobility strategies and showcase the district’s new Wi-Fi system.

Wayne State University's Computing and Information Technology (C&IT) and Ann Arbor-based design firm rootoftwo LLC have been working to extend the university's Wi-Fi to provide connectivity for the public.

The Curatorial Committee will soon close out the process of reviewing artist submissions received through its 2020 Open Call for DLECTRICITY. The upcoming display at DLECTRICITY will be making a safe visitor experience its top priority, involving health and safety experts.

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