Flux Night Returns to Castleberry Hill with Larger Projects, Increased Audience Services
Flux Projects returns its annual one-night public art celebration to Castleberry Hill for the third consecutive year on Saturday, October 6. The event, which has been renamed from FLUX to Flux Night, will open at 8:00 p.m. with a parade by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons that celebrates Castleberry Hill’s history as Snake Nation. Projects will run until midnight. An after-party produced by Emily Kempf will follow at Elliott Street Pub.
This year’s event focuses on fewer projects, and these will have greater visibility within the event. Expanded street closings and better way-finding should enable attendees to have an easier time locating and viewing them all. As in past years, both visual and performing artists have been commissioned to participate, and works include projections, performances, dance, sound and light projects, multimedia installations, and opportunities for attendees to find and share works during the evening. A complete list of projects can be found at the event website.
Flux Projects will launch its first iPhone app for Flux Night 2012. Other amenities will include free shuttles from the Georgia Dome MARTA station and from Centennial Olympic Park, more food trucks, beer carts, and improved way-finding. Volunteers will be on site to assist those with special needs, who are encouraged to contact Flux Projects in advance if they would like a guided tour or a sign language interpreter. A quiet room will also be available for those needing a pause from the activities.
CNN iReport has created a photo scavenger hunt to help document the event. Attendees can learn more at the iReport website and will be able to access the iReport through the Flux Night app on October 6.
Also look for a pop-up radio booth by BurnAway and AM 1690 on Nelson Street. The two already collaborate on a weekly ARTSpeak radio program, and they will be broadcasting together from Flux Night, where they will interview artists and attendees.
Sponsors of Flux Night 2012 include City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Turner Broadcasting Company, Inc., Georgia Council for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the LUBO Fund, Creative Loafing, Sunbelt Rentals, Proper Medium, Fulton County Arts Council, Room & Board, No Mas! Hacienda & Cantina, Neighbor’s Pub, W Hotel Downtown, The Ultramind, AM 1690, Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association, Atlanta Pro AV, and Scoutmob.