The LED bulbs will be strung along the vertical cables on the Western side of the bridge, away from the driving eyes of city commuters, but allowing visibility from miles around San Francisco. Former San Francisco Governor Gavin Newsom said, “This is the kind of thing we need to do to remind people what a special place this is. I think this thing is going to blow people away." In total, the project should cost around $8 million by the time it is unveiled in March of 2013—a few months before the new eastern part of the bridge opens on Labor Day weekend.
After two years of creative work and funding, the project will serve as both a rejuvenation of city spirits as well as a way to get the community interested in the arts. To help Illuminate the Arts continue raising dollars for the installation visit IlluminatetHearts.org.
Sara graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a degree in creative writing. As a military child she spent her childhood living and travelling overseas which shaped her passion for travel, language, food, and intercultural exchange. She has recently joined the JustLuxe editorial team....(Read More)