Georgetown Waterfront GLOW
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
This walk begins in daylight and concludes at sunset to allow both neighborhood sites and GLOW artwork to be seen at best advantage. Note that Washington Walks does not control any aspect of the light sculptures.
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
Saturday, December 10 through 31, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.