Jan 09, 2019
Share The Light
Over the holiday season, we wanted to let our light shine through the city with the Ward Light Garden.
With a desire to create a magical moment that captured your senses, we connected with the brilliant minds of the ultra-talented team from Symmetry Labs to design an interactive light installation located at Victoria Ward Park. Since opening, the exhibit has drawn in thousands of attendees. But if you're one of the few people who haven't meandered through our well-lit wonderland, you can still head down Victoria Ward Park until January 31.
A walk through the Light Garden yields an immersive field of luminous flowers that react to music, sound, and movement. In this whimsical world, the installation itself feels as if it's alive. Built on the concept of interaction, viewers are encouraged to explore and play with the installation, marveling as its colors melt from blue to yellow to red, its senses heightening all along the way.
Free to the public, the Light Garden has hosted a variety of events, music concerts, pop-ups and more, including Art +Flea. When opening weekend kicked off in mid-December, throngs of onlookers gathered with intrigue at the installation. The exhibit also created a vibrant social media moment, allowing users to document the magic and snap a killer selfie. In the ensuing days, feeds across the state were flooded with photos of friends at Light Garden.
To keep the fire burning we've created a Light Garden photo contest on Instagram that's yielding some very savory prizes. Here's how it works: Head down to the installation, snap, post, and geotag your favorite photo from the exhibit to the hashtag #WardLightGarden. Be sure to follow and tag Ward Village, along with two of your friends. Each week, a lucky winner will be pulled at random to win a $300 gift card to Nobu Honolulu! (Download the full contest rules here
With an unyielding commitment to bring art to the public, the Light Garden serves as yet another reminder of how Ward Village is committed to shaping a new community here in Honolulu. Whether we're talking story with local artists, supporting the Honolulu Biennial, or working with a bevy of international creatives to develop public exhibits, we're sculpting a community that's unlike anything else in the city.
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