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Press Releases Target Thursday Lights Interactive Installation Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden


Minneapolis, June 27, 2013—It’s dusk. You’re walking through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and see the outlines and shadows of trees and sculptures. But what are those things? Mason jars, and they’re glowing. As you walk up and peer into one, you see it contains swerving wire filaments that look like the trails of fireflies. As you move closer, light patterns pulse and become livelier. Suddenly, the “fireflies” escape their glass confines and take flight, swirling to the top of the Target Corporation building and joining the colored lights created there by other emancipated lightning bugs.


Adjacent to the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry will be five mason jars filled with filament “fireflies.” They will be facing Target Lights so that interactions can be observed in real time. Each jar is assigned to affect its corresponding color at Target Lights.


Designed specifically for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to celebrate its 25th anniversary, this interactive display presented by Target will be available for ooh-ing and ahh-ing on Target Free Thursday Nights in July.


Target Thursday Lights
July 11, 18, and 25
9 – 11:30 pm
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden


Let your fingertips illuminate the night sky! Welcome to Target Thursday Lights. Approach the jars, and watch as fireflies are released onto the skyline, creating a beautiful mosaic of light and color as corresponding lights appear atop Target’s headquarters building in downtown Minneapolis. Created by Target for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden’s 25th anniversary, the display will be available on Target Free Thursday Nights in July.

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