After the Baltimore riots, I quietly distanced myself from the city closest to my hometown. I felt shock such a tragedy could strike a city that I wandered around in high school, yet I understood people’s outrage.
Since the historic event, Baltimore grew rapidly in rebuilding parts burnt to the ground and continued to host a number of exciting events such as The EmporiYUM and The Color Run. This year marked the first Light City Baltimore where about 50 installations flooded the Inner Harbor and surrounding area. While I felt the committee didn’t publicize the event as much as possible, I questioned my belief when I arrived to find crowded walkways filled with families, teens, young adults and couples.
We started at the end near Rusty Scupper and slowly made our way through the Inner Harbor. Placed along the water, artwork lit up Charm City with extraordinary life-size pieces placed in the ground, in the skies and in the water. Attendees can interact with pieces ranging from placing their hands on a surface to change a giant lit lotus floating in the water to an artist painting with light projections on your body.
The pictures don’t do Baltimore Light City justice (video below!), but if you have a chance, stop by and see it all for yourself.
Jacket: Anti Social Social Club.
Sneakers: sacai x Nikelab Air Max 90 Volt.
Baltimore Light City is located at the Inner Harbor and runs from March 28 to April 3.