“Night-Light” a Community Art Installation Project for Peace happened on Thursday, September 21st 2006 in Santa Cruz, CA. In conjunction with the United Nations International Peace Day the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts along with hundreds of volunteers placed five hundred 15,00,000 candle power spotlights every 30 feet along a three mile stretch of coast known as West Cliff Drive. The lights were turned on at 9pm pointing towards the sky and remained on until each lamp burned out at 9.40pm. Almost 20,000 people from this and other communities came out to participate in this display of solidarity about the very important issue of peace.
“Night-Light” will be an annual event that will grow throughout the country and through light show the world our passion about the ongoing need for peace.
You are Invited!
In Observation of International Peace Day, To Shine Your Light for the 2nd Annual Night Light: Community Art Installation for Peace on Thursday, September 20th, 9 - 10 pm!!
Good Times Article: 'Light' Redux -
New this year, the area being illuminated will be from Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Drive to the Walton Lighthouse at the Yacht Harbor.
If this is the first time you've heard of this project, please go to:
http://www.scica.org/scica2_093.htm and watch the short Night Light "movie." The images give you some, but not all, of an idea of how beautiful it was.
This is a COMMUNITY Art Installation. A, for the most part, silent,short, observation of what peace means to you. No speakers, no protests, no food booths, beer garden or bands. Just a wonderful opportunity for all who call Santa Cruz home, to turn on a light and show other communities around the world, OUR light.
Between September 11 and October 11 there are over 5,000 events around the world addressing the issue of peace in our time.
So bring the kids, your friends, bring Grandma, the dog, the cat,
Bring your flashlights, your keychain lights, your tap lights,
But most of all bring Yourself and Your Light to our beautiful
coastline on September 20 at 9 pm and Be A Light for Peace!
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