Light the Woods with Sound

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An Interactive Neon Audio Experiment

Raleigh-based Neon artist Nate Sheaffer debuted his interactive public art installation at Dorothea Dix Park titled Light the Woods with Sound in May 2018. This one of a kind installation will be on display Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from May 11th through June 1st.

From large-scale performances to intimate workshops, each night of Light the Woods with Sound has been designed to create an experience for everyone. Guests on Fridays will be able to observe how artists can use the installation to merge sound and light and try it themselves. Saturday nights will feature performances by both local artists and iconic musicians in a concert-style setting. Playshops on Sundays are a chance for guests to meet the artist, ask behind-the-scene questions, and experiment with the cutting edge technology that makes this installation so unique.



According to Public Art Director, Kelly McChesney, “Nate Sheaffer’s neon and sound installation is an experiment in collaboration through the interaction of art and technology. Our community wants to live in a city where they can be inspired, collaborate, and share new and innovative ideas. This project gives us a new environment to think, play, and create together.”

Join us at the park to experience this amazing art installation. Each night will feature different performers, different musical themes and different experiences - no two nights will be the same!

This event is FREE, but please register if you plan to attend. Registering helps us know how many people to plan for, and we can alert you if we have to cancel due to weather