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Sacramento Event: “Light Art Grand Tour USA” at Sutter's Fort

Community Invited to Experience Mesmerizing & Free One-Hour Pop-Up Light Show on Thursday Evening, October 25

California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to announce the walls of Sutter’s Fort will be spotlighted as part of a 50-state “Light Art Grand Tour USA” on Thursday evening, October 25, 2018, from 7 to 8 p.m. The free spectacular light projection show will be created by world-renowned Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter, an innovator of light art who transforms buildings, monuments, and natural landscapes throughout the world into temporary works of art.


Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is the only California stop (#14) on the 50-state tour that takes place at iconic locations with Swiss connections across the United States. As background, John Sutter emigrated from Switzerland to California in 1839 with a vision to build an agricultural empire. He called his colony “Nueva Helvetia “(the Latin name for New Switzerland) and built his Fort on his purchased land. The pioneering spirit of the “Light Art Grand Tour USA” characterizes America’s history. The iconic monuments featured in the extraordinary light art tour will recall the history surrounding each individual location. Each pop-up light show experience is an important piece in the jigsaw puzzle making up the founding of the U.S. and plays a role in fostering friendships with other countries, including Switzerland.


The best viewing for the “Light Art Grand Tour USA” at the Fort will be at L and 28th Streets. Parking around the Fort could be impacted and alternative transportation options are encouraged. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and enjoy watching the family-friendly light spectacular happening in the heart of Midtown.


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