DLECTRICITY Illuminates Midtown


DLECTRICITY Illuminates Midtown

Woodward Avenue between Canfield and Kirby will be lit for DLECTRICITY from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd.

Electrifying and innovative exhibits from local and international artists will be displayed at locations between the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).


Opening Ceremonies @ 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Rasash Newsome kicks off DLECTRICITY with the King of Arms Procession, a performance that circles the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Outdoor Picture Display  @ 8:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT slideshow presentation will be shown outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This will also be shown on Saturday

Light Installation Performance @ 9:00 p.m.
Don’t miss Jasmine Murrell light installation performance, Ancient Future/Immortal Uterus, at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art Movement Center.


Light Bike Parade @ 8:00 p.m.
Visitors are invited to decorate their bikes and  participate in the Light Bike Parade. The 4-mile ride through Midtown becomes a one-of-a-kind mobile art installation and begins at dark (registration begins at 6:00 p.m.) on Saturday. It is free and open to all ages, register here.

Robotic Shadow Puppet Show @ 8:30/10:00/11:30 p.m.
There will be three 30-minute performances of The Shadows of Slendrotron (The Monkey God’s Great Leap), a robotic shadow puppet show at the Detroit Institute of the Arts.

Live DJs @ 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Luminaria Magna will host a series of local DJs to perform in conjunction with a massive installation of light on both Friday and Saturday at Wayne State University on the corner of Woodward/Warren.

Artist highlights:

  • {The Amazing!} House of Fog: il Cinema Nebbioso (corner of Woodward & Kirby): a mysterious, fog-filled fun-house inspired by the novelty of electric lights at the turn of the 20th century, it is an ambition design of D MET, an award-winning architectural practice located in Midtown Detroit.
  • Alive Painting (corner of Woodward & Hancock): a live performance of dynamic changing picture and sounds created by Japanese-based artist Akiko Nakayama.
  • STAR TOURS (corner of Woodward & Warren): a strolling live action fantasy performance by world class stunt performers produced by local artist FaShon Vega and THREE13 ACTION DESIGN.

Click here for a complete list of DLECTRICITY events

“With arts and culture at its core, DLECTRICITY inspires connection and inclusivity, offering a unique chance to advance collisions between Detroit’s talented creative community and some of the most influential artists in the world”

-Katy Locker, Program Director for Detroit at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

DLECTRICITY has partnered with Lyft to offer 25% off a ride to Midtown using the code DL317.

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