Light Channels

"Light Channels" by San Antonio artist Bill FitzGibbons utilizes LED lighting systems to create slowly-changing color patterns onto surrounding columns and sidewalks. In addition to lighting, the project includes nine aluminum-capped sculptural columns at both bridge entrances, creating a “colonnade” effect. Sidewalks and rip-rap were repaired and concrete columns were cleaned and painted a sky-blue color. This project demonstrated how public art connects our community, sparks revitalization, and provides functional and dynamic solutions which enliven our built-environment.The project transforms highly-traveled but blighted areas into passages that encourage pedestrian activity and promotes revitalization east of downtown San Antonio.

Medium type: Aluminum; LED/Light

Date created: 2006


San Antonio, TX, 78205

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Accession Number: 2006.FIT.1.1
Location: East Commerce and IH37
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