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    Growing New Haven's Economy | New Haven Press Releases

    NEARLY 6,000 PEOPLE ATTEND NEW HAVEN'S HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL L.A.M.P. FESTIVAL

    (10/15/2013) On Friday October 4, 2013 nearly 6,000 people attended New England’s Premier Light Event, L.A.M.P. (Light Artists Making Places Event) as it lit up New Haven’s historical Ninth Square. The event, doubled in size and attendance from last year, featured over 80 artists in 20 sites within a two-block radius, each hosting a unique performance or night and light driven installation.

    9Arts, with support from Connecticut Office of the Arts, New Haven’s Office of Art, Culture and Tourism and Projects 2K, hosted national and regional light projection artists and a variety of performers, music and community participants as they joined forces with the merchants of the Ninth Square to present the third annual event.

    “L.A.M.P. generated a tremendous amount of energy in New Haven’s Historic 9th Square,” stated Kelly Murphy, City of New Haven Economic Development Administrator. “This along with City-Wide Open Studios and On9 are a great way to feature a neighborhood famous for art, food, music, and innovation and economic vitality.”

    L.A.M.P. artists projected illuminations using new and old technology with a variety of projection devices. Highlights included an installation by world-renowned artist Vicki DaSilva, a special installation which celebrated Connecticut’s own Projects 2K and a live performance by Mark Mulchay.

    The event also commemorated the 375th birthday of the city and captured the spirit and history of New Haven’s “Phantom Ship.”

    L.A.M.P’s light event also marked the beginning of Artspace’s month-long annual City-Wide Open Studios where artists across the city open their studios to the public. For a full schedule visit their website: http://www.cwos.org/index.asp.

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