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Light Show Under Harlem Viaduct Hopes to Brighten Local Arts Scene

By Jeff Mays on April 30, 2014 2:57pm


 There are a couple of projects in the works to light the viaduct at 125th Street and 12th Avenue in Harlem. One would place a giant "H" there to attract visitors and the other would make the area safer at night with a series of LED lights. But those projects are at least a year off. In the meantime, Savona Bailey-McClain from the West Harlem Art Fund is curating a project called "REPURPOSE" to bring in dozens of cutting edge lighting artists on May 10 to illuminate the area in new and creative ways.

12th Avenue Viaduct Light Installations

HARLEM — An art project at the Riverside Drive Viaduct is adding new lights to attract visitors and make the area safer at night.

Savona Bailey-McClain, founder and CEO of theWest Harlem Art Fund, is curating a project called “REPURPOSE Public Art Intervention” to bring in dozens of cutting-edge lighting artists to illuminate the area in new and creative ways on May 10.

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