Light City announces winner of new Brilliant Baltimore Community Showcase Contest

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the winning community organization of Light City’s new Brilliant Baltimore Community Showcase Contest is The MIX Church of Washington Hill. The MIX Church received the most votes for their community light display from an online voting system on and will receive $2,018 to contribute towards an event or project for their neighborhood.

Ten participating community groups will receive the honorable mention prize of $1,000. The honorable mentions are: Concerned Citizens for Better Brooklyn, Gilman School, Govans Gateway, Hampden Community Council, Historic Fell’s Point, Oliver Community Association, Passion City Inc. of Park Heights, The Pratt Fairy Tale Extravaganza of Mount Vernon and Whitelock Community Farm of Reservoir Hill.  The Brilliant Baltimore Community Showcase is made possible by supporting sponsors T. Rowe Price and Transamerica.

THE MIX Church featured an illuminated art piece on the outside of the building as well as an interior colored lighting display in the lobby which shone through the glass entrance way and stained glass windows. Also, the church hosted a Light City concert night with glow bracelets and a special light installation on the concert stage!

The Brilliant Baltimore Community Showcase contest was designed to highlight neighborhoods or community groups who wish to show their pride by lighting up in coordination with Light City, a festival of light, music and innovation. Participating communities competed by either hosting an illuminated event or display in their neighborhood between April 6-20, then submitting photos of their entry to be displayed on Light City’s website. Viewers then voted for their favorite neighborhood online from April 23 to April 30, 2018.

Light City is an annual free family-friendly festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s waterfront, featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area. During the day, Light City’s innovation conferences bring together innovators and thought leaders across key industries to explore ways to power social change.

For more information on Light City, call 410-752-8632 or visit Stay connected via Facebook: Light City Baltimore, Twitter: @LightCityBmore and Instagram: @LightCityBmore by using the hashtag #LightCity.

About Light City

Light City is produced by the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc. (BFAI) on behalf of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s official arts council, events agency and film office. By providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, and by producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Source: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts