Positively Electric: Energizing exhibits and entertainers will light up Detroit’s Midtown area September 22, 23

Positively Electric: Energizing exhibits and entertainers will light up Detroit’s Midtown area September 22, 23
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The ‘night lights’  will be on with DLECTRICITY, an eclectic annual art, entertainment and light festival returning to Detroit again this year.

Artistic exhibits that swing, sway and swerve against the city skyline will be the backdrop of live musical performances and other activities scheduled throughout Midtown during this two-day event taking place September 22 and 23 from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Participants get their glow on in DLECTRICY’S lighted bike parade. Photo courtesy DLECTRICITY

DLECTRICITY offers visitors a more visceral experience that, until a few years ago, was limited to more  seemingly international cities like Paris, Sydney, Toronto, Minneapolis, and New York.

Midtown Detroit, Inc. is partnering with DTE Energy Foundation and many more for this year’s two-night festival, which will take place between the MOCAD and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Detroiters are invited to become a part of the experience by participating in the event’s lighted bike parade.

If nothing more, it seems a worthy time to get out those glow-in-the-dark t-shirts,  lighted kicks and neon necklaces and bracelets and become a part of the walking street parade.

Meet and mingle with artists from Australia, the UK, Japan, and Germany, plus New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Detroit (find the full list here)

“DLECTRICITY has bonded audiences in public spaces with art that has surprised, enlightened and awed us. It promotes art that is of the moment, yet speaks to timeless themes through new means,” said Benjamin Kennedy, Kresge Detroit Program managing director. “Within that context, we are particularly proud to support Midtown Detroit’s focus on recruiting and commissioning Detroit-­based artists and artists of color, and elevating the legacy of the 1967 rebellion and other themes relevant to Detroit residents.”

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