Flowers power the night this summer as the Conservatory of Flowers becomes the canvas for a spectacular light art installation. This is free nightly spectacle transforms the all-white landmark with a series of exquisitely illuminated scenes inspired by the rare tropical flowers within and the legacy of San Francisco’s flower children.
Developed in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks by Illuminate, the nonprofit arts group behind the famed Bay Lights, and Obscura Digital, a world-renowned creative studio specializing in large scale light-based art, the installation was first launched in honor of San Francisco’s city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love in 2017.
The outside of the Conservatory of Flowers will be illuminated at dusk, and continue to run as a loop throughout the night. The best viewing areas are on JFK Drive and in Conservatory Valley. Parking is available along JFK Drive.
Nightly – Sundown to midnight.
Monday, Jun 25 2018 - Illumination will begin approximately at: 8:30pm.
FREE – This is a public art installation and occurs outside the Conservatory.
Developed in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks, the light art installation, initiated by Illuminate, the nonprofit arts group behind The Bay Lights, together with Obscura Digital, a world-renowned creative studio specializing in large scale light-based art, uses gobo projectors to transform the all-white landmark with a series of exquisite scenes inspired by the rare tropical flowers within this national landmark.
Space is limited at this event, and public transportation is highly recommended, as parking is limited. John F. Kennedy Drive will be closed between Conservatory Drive East and West for the entirety of June 20.