San Francisco is an artsy mecca, full of brilliant outdoor murals, quirky galleries and installations. And Illuminate SF is one of these great installation projects around the city that sees light and art combine into out-of-this-world experiences and eye candy. From Ned Kahn’s 12-storey sculpture at Civic Center to Brian Goggin & Dorka Keehn’s Language of Birds at the intersection of Broadway and Columbus – every light installation in the city is just as thoughtful, wacky, innovative, and incredible as the next.
But the one that takes the cake? It’s gotta be The Bay Lights by Leo Villareal. This installation sees the world’s largest LED light sculpture come to life with 25,000 white LEDs glistening in the night. The display never repeats itself and it’s displayed across the Bay Bridge’s west span, going 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high. It’s so impressive in the evening, it’s definitely worth a visit to San Francisco just to see it. It’ll be on display until 2015, so you still have time!