Georgetown Waterfront GLOW

"Neighborhood" light sculpture by Sergey Kim

Innovative Artworks for an Innovative Community

Join Washington Walks for a walking tour that features not only five Georgetown GLOW outdoor artworks, but also historic sites that embody how a waterfront port town founded in the 18th century has continued to create and recreate itself into the twenty-first.

Much of Georgetown’s genteel charm is derived from the graceful Federal architecture found along its tree-lined streets.  Yet it’s the remarkable citizenry of Washington’s oldest neighborhood that has truly defined its character.  Architects, urban visionaries, and activists have made their imprint on Georgetown.  No wonder the Georgetown Business Improvement District saw fit to invite internationally-recognized artists to create public light art installations throughout the historic district.

The Imprint of Visionary Citizens

The walk celebrates the type of visionaries who

     - hiked 185 miles to prove a 19th-century canal was worth preserving

     - saw potential in an abandoned trash incinerator

     - reimagined surface parking lots as a waterside park

     - figured out how to add a second front door to a home when faced with a radically altered streetscape

Note that Washington Walks does not control any aspect of the light sculptures.

Led by Carolyn or David


What customers are saying about the walk

"A terrific way to get the scoop on the history of the area and some of the stories behind the GLOW art exhibits." - TripAdvisor reviewer


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2024 tour dates to be announced.

Approximately 2 hours
Reservations REQUIRED and limited to fifteen (15) participants.

$35 per person

Meet at the little park located at the intersection of 28th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. (2772 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW--next to the Sandlot Georgetown beer garden)
Questions? Answers here.

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