August 18, 2014 at 1:00 am

Midtown to light up for Dlectricity

'Velociplosion (A Muybridge Influence Spatial Event)' at the 2012 festival of art and light in Detroit. (Ricardo Thomas / The Detroit News)

Dlectricity, the nighttime festival of light and art, returns to Midtown on Sept. 26 and 27. A Detroit version of the “white nights” that have lit up New York and Paris for years, Dlectricity debuted to tremendous acclaim in 2012 despite miserable weather.

This year 35 local, national and international artists will illuminate Woodward Avenue from the Detroit Institute of Arts to Orchestra Hall, with high-tech and often quite beautiful projects.

“The city’s cultural center will literally light up with the creative energy that continues to put Detroit on the map,” said Dlectricity board member Michelle Perron.

Among local artists represented will be Cary Loren, Aric Miller and Molly Soda, Michaela Mosher, Scott Reeder and a Detroit native now living in Brooklyn, New York, Cooper Holoweski.