The nation’s only large-scale international light festival is almost here!

Neighborhood Lights, Light City’s immersive community artist-in-residence program kicks off this Friday Apr 6 through Sunday Apr 8!

This year’s Neighborhood Lights celebration is expanding from eight to fourteen neighborhoods! Baltimore-based artists receive a $15,000 grant to create an illuminated visual or performance art project within the neighborhood of their residency.

The following artists and neighborhoods have been selected for 2018:

-Ada Pinkston for Belair-Edison and Hamilton-Lauraville

-Sean Michael Kenny for the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District

-Kyle Yearwood for Darley Park

-FutureMakers for Federal Hill

-Maura Dwyer for Baybrook (Brooklyn and Curtis Bay) and Remington

-BE|THE|TO Studio / k.lechleiter ARCHITECT / LED-BETTER Studio for Highlandtown

-Malaika Aminata Clements for Hollins Roundhouse/Southwest Baltimore

-Laure Drogoul for Little Italy

-XXS Group for Locust Point

-Pablo Machioli and Owen Silverman Andrews for Patterson Park; MANIFOLD design for Pigtown

-The Rise of Charm City for Waverly

For more information on these artists and neighborhoods, please visit

Make sure to get out and experience this one-of-a-kind celebration of art and ideas!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.