Refugee Services, Senator Speak Out About Trump’s Order – CBS Baltimore
Light City Introduces New Food Track to Conference Lineup – Baltimore Magazine
Eight local artists or artist teams have been selected to take part in Neighborhood Lights, the community-based artist-in-residence program for the second annual Light City festival.
Despite the intensifying testy legal battle between Light City Baltimore’s founders and the city, the show must go on. Last Friday, Baltimore’s arts promotion office announced it had opened registration for the nine-day festival’s innovation conferences (now called “labs”), along with some of the speakers and a couple new focuses.
The battle between the creators of Light City and the city over the vibrant event’s intellectual property rights has taken a new turn. Brooke Hall Allen and Justin Allen on Friday responded to a city lawsuit, filed last month, with a countersuit accusing the city of fraud, trademark infringement and civil conspiracy, among other claims.
For Leap Day only, Light City U, the innovation conferences taking place as part of the Light City Baltimore festival March 28 – April 3, is offering all-conference tickets for $99, more than 50 percent off of the $200 regular price. Light City U is a series of four conferences with the theme of “Powering Social Change.”
As a part of Light City Baltimore, the Baltimore Office of Promotion has selected five local artists and artist teams to complete projects for a new public artist-in-residency program called Neighborhood Lights.
A weeklong festival at the beginning of spring is set to light the area around the harbor from Harbor East to Federal Hill. Along the 1.2-mile stretch, Light City will also feature musical performances from Dan Deacon and classical groups, art installations and a conference focused on social change and innovation.