Holiday Light Art Copy

Snow Time! Like the Present?

Illuminate the Season with a new art commission at Liberty Station
A giant holiday gift for San Diego

Each year, as part of the annual Salute the Season holiday event programming, the NTC Foundation has commissioned a local artist to create a holiday-themed art installation with lights  This year, with additional support from the Liberty Station Community Association, the historic former Naval Training Center Pump House from 1923 will be transformed into a giant holiday gift complete with LED animated snowflakes, a giant bow and festive ribbon. For added excitement and engagement, thousands of LED lights can be programmed for a multitude of effects.

Local scenic designer and stagecraft expert Jay Newington’s proposal was selected by the Foundation’s Art in Public Places Committee as the one that best uses art to create a festive atmosphere and helps illuminate the North Promenade between the Ice Rick at Liberty Station and the Holiday Tree. The goal for the project was to use a creative lighting installation to unify all the Salute the Season holiday events.

His piece, entitled Snow Time! Like the Present?, is expected to be completed by November 29 in time for the lighting of the Holiday Tree. It will include over 100 individual animated snowflakes, with over 4,300 individual lights.

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