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City of Palo Alto to host upcoming Code: ART festival

CAVE OF WONDERS To be featured in Lytton Plaza, the Caustic Chasm uses ever-changing, cell-like modules that reflect and diffract light. Photo courtesy of Elise Demarzo.

As part of the upcoming Code:ART festival on June 1-3, the City of Palo Alto will transform public spaces downtown with installations of innovative art interventions.

According to Public Art Program Director Elise Demarzo, the concept of Code:ART originated from the City’s outreach efforts.

“As part of the outreach to commuters and downtown businesses, we heard over and over about how commuters felt isolated from the city,” Demarzo says.

The installations will include unique and interactive light displays, musical installations and architectural constructions, blending art and technology to engage commuters and community members.

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“While we love murals, we wanted to use these blank canvases as an opportunity to engage the brain … that lives, works and plays here to share their ideas on how to activate these spaces in a way that is better suited to Palo Alto,” Demarzo says.

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