Light in Jerusalem 09
Jerusalem Festival of Lights, a huge and impressive artistic event, the first of its kind in Israel, will take place on June 10 – 16, 2009.
It is a spectacular feast for the senses of art and lights, the lighting of architectonic assets, installations and art displays; street galleries; museum-like displays; different street shows; light sculptures and more – promising unforgettable magical moments! The Light Festival will bring to Israel the greatest light sculptors and light designers in the world that will exhibit their artworks throughout the streets and alleys of the Old City, in major tourist sites, public spaces, etc.
Among the locations that take part in “Light in Jerusalem 09” are: Safra Square, Tzahal Square, Jaffa Gate, the moat at David’s Citadel, Habonim Park, the Promenades of the City Walls, Zion Gate, David’s Tomb yard, Gan Hatkuma, the Old Yishuv Court Museum, the Open Cardo, the Herodian Quarter, Batei Hamachase Square, Davidson Centre, the Dung Gate, the City of David, the Ophel Observation Point, the Nablus Gate, Zedekiah’s Cave, the Mooristan Square, the German Church Compound and more.Visitors to the festival will be free to wander between the different art displays, using few lighted paths, all within walking distance of one another. This exciting festival for the whole family sheds a new light on the alleys and the sites of the Old City, offering a delightful and magical nocturnal pleasure, with some unfamiliar and surprising elements.
The project is an initiative of the Jerusalem Development Authority and the Jerusalem Municipality, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, and it is produced by the Ariel Municipal Company. Many tourist sites will open their gates to the public on festival nights, free of charge, and become part of the unique atmosphere that is created by the wandering through the alleys of the Old City. Additional light experiences will be available at the following sites, for a discounted entry fee: David’s Citadel, the Burnt House (Katros’ House) Museum and the Chain of the Generations Center.