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Jerusalem Becomes the City of Light

The Light Festival is going on in Jerusalem right now through July 5th! For the tenth year in a row, you can see creative light installations by artists around the world reports The Jerusalem Post:

Both veteran and student artists are displaying their work at the festival. Artists who have contributed exhibits hail from Israel and ten other countries, including Germany, China, and the Philippines. Among the Israeli artists are students taking a Light Festival-focused course at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

Zahr said that the festival, which he co-directs with Meirav Eitan, took eight months to develop, and that artists were found and chosen through open calls, direct invitations, and visits to other light festivals around the world. Pieces were chosen by a jury based on budget, feasibility, and appropriateness for Jerusalem, among other factors.

During the festival’s opening night, Israelis and foreign tourists inundated the Old City, interacting with the artwork and enjoying the festival. A festival representative told reporters that touring the entire festival could take up to four hours or more.

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