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ARTech Lights (Free Event)

ARTech Lights Newport News VA

ARTech Lights, a BayPort Credit Union NlightN event, has been rescheduled for this Friday!

Where: Brooks Crossing, 550 30th Street, Newport News VA

When: Friday, February 7, 2020 from  3:30 – 8pm

Cost: Admission and parking are free! Food vendors will be on-site with food for purchase.

Description: At the heart of the event is a giant, animated, lighted double helix art installation and hands-on “Techtivities,” food and beverage vendors, a bonfire, a “silent disco,” fire performers, a DJ, and a skating rink (skating rink will also be open on February 8 & 9). The double helix art installation is a 90-foot long wave machine made out of steel, wire rope, half-inch electrical conduit with wiffle balls on each end and looks like a strand of DNA. It has 5,000 computer-controlled LED lights for a colorful light show. The local artists, Kevin Jordan and Dr. George Neil, have exhibited this sculpture around the world, including the Burning Man festival.

Hands-on “Techtivities” will be offered inside the Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab. Newport News Shipbuilding’s Integrated Digital Shipbuilding Mobile Experience (MX) trailer will be on-site showcasing innovative technologies and software used in shipbuilding and ship repair and the shipyard’s Education Outreach Team will offer a variety hands-on activities and exhibits. All ages will enjoy playing with LED light-up hula hoops, jump ropes, and “painting” with light.

More Information: For more information or special assistance, call 757-926-1400. Complete information will be available at www.nnva.gov/NlightN.