Illuminate (2017)


Golden Gate Park: 100 John F Kennedy Drive, Conservatory of Flowers

Photosynthesis was a flower-powered light art extravaganza that glowed from sundown to midnight in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of 1967’s Summer of Love. Bright colors, spinning flower mandalas, and gorgeous plant-and-nature imagery transformed San Francisco’s historic Conservatory of Flowers into a psychedelic illuminated canvas inspired by the rare tropical flowers within, and the legacy of San Francisco’s flower children.

Artists: This stunning experience was presented by the nonprofit arts organization Illuminate, the group who brought the iconic light sculpture The Bay Lights by artist Leo Villareal to the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Illuminate Founder Ben Davis engaged Obscura Digital as creative and technical partners to bring this fantastic illumination to life, developed in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco Parks Alliance, and the Conservatory of Flowers.

Photo Credit: Joshua Brott

Presenting Sponsor

5M is a new, vibrant mixed-use destination in the heart of San Francisco located at the intersection of 5th and Mission streets. Developed by Brookfield Properties, named “Developer of the Year” by the San Francisco Business Times in 2021, the four-acre parcel was previously home to parking lots and underutilized buildings. Now, it has been transformed into a lively community for locals and visitors alike.