Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse and artist Ed Massey unveiled a floating art exhibit last week at Beverly Gardens Park Lily Pond, the home of the iconic Beverly Hills monument sign on Santa Monica Boulevard.
The exhibit, entitled “Neon Nights in 3D” was created by Massey and made possible by Portraits of Hope, a non-profit social engagement organization that works with children and adults coping with serious health and physical conditions.
“Neon Nights in 3D” was lit up just after dusk for the first time to a crowd of over 800 people at a dedication ceremony. Massey, Bosse and volunteers switched on the black lights over the Lily Pond, creating a glow from afar as fluorescent, bold colors of 1,000 floating discs came alive. The exhibit remains open to the public through the month of August.
Visitors can view the artwork glowing at night on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Glow-in-the-dark-volunteers will be available to light up the pond for the public’s viewing pleasure.
“The exhibition’s vibrancy in the daytime is going to wow visitors from all over the world who come by the Lily Pond during daylight hours. The 3-D effect on select evenings is a sight no one is going to forget,” Massey said.
“Neon Nights in 3D” is part of the BOLD (Beverly Hills Open Later Days) program inspired by Bosse, who wants Beverly Hills to be known as a city that is alive at night.
“People come from all over the globe to visit Beverly Hills and we want to make sure that our guests, as well as our regular visitors and community members see Beverly Hills as a live city at night,” she said.
BOLD is a collaborative partnership with the city, Rodeo Drive Committee, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Beverly Conference and Visitors Bureau.
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night in August, restaurants will offer special deals and retail businesses will stay open until 8 p.m. The city will celebrate with live entertainment from popular DJs, style sessions with fashion influencers, and luxury car test drives along Rodeo Drive.
Upcoming events include an evening Walk with the Mayor tonight at 6 p.m. On Aug. 13 at 11 a.m., there will be an Acro-Yoga SOUL (Seek Original Unique Learning) Session with Travis Brewer and Leah Russell at Beverly Canon Gardens. On Aug. 20 at 9 a.m., Bosse will host a Bike with the Mayor event.
For information and a complete schedule of events, visit lovebeverlyhills.com/bhopenlate.
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