Leo Villareal

A group of people watch the grand lighting of the Bay Lights art installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on March 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Designed by artist Leo Villareal, the Bay Lights is the world's largest LED light sculpture, spanning 1.8 miles long and 500 feet high with 25,000 individual LED lights. The installation will be on display daily from dusk to 2 a.m. for the next two years (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Maintenance Contract Approved For Permanent Return Of Bay Lights

A maintenance contract approved Wednesday should keep the popular Bay Lights art installation on the western span of the Bay Bridge twinkling well into the next decade.

07/08/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 5: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is illuminated with artist Leo Villareal's Bay Lights sculpture on March 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Designed by artist Leo Villareal, the Bay Lights is the world's largest LED light sculpture, spanning 1.8 miles long and 500 feet high with 25,000 individual LED lights. The installation will be on display daily from dusk to 2 a.m. for the next two years (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Bay Lights To Brighten Sky Over San Francisco Bay In Time For Super Bowl Fifty

The Bay Lights that lit up the Bay Bridge went dark in March, but will once again dazzle spectators and football fans flooding into the city for Super Bowl Fifty next year.

04/21/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 5: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is illuminated with artist Leo Villareal's Bay Lights sculpture on March 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Designed by artist Leo Villareal, the Bay Lights is the world's largest LED light sculpture, spanning 1.8 miles long and 500 feet high with 25,000 individual LED lights. The installation will be on display daily from dusk to 2 a.m. for the next two years (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

‘The Bay Lights’ Go On Temporary Hiatus After Becoming Major Bay Area Attraction

It’s been a little over two years now since The Bay Lights went up on the Western Span of the Bay Bridge. On Friday, they’re going to come down, but just for a little while after the art display became famous around the globe.

03/05/2015

Bay Bridge Lights (credit: Funcheap)

‘Bay Lights’ On Western Span Of Bay Bridge Will Be Switched Off Next Month

The waters of the San Francisco Bay will be a bit darker beginning next month as the Bay Lights display on the Bay Bridge will be turned off—temporarily.

02/24/2015

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is illuminated with artist Leo Villareal's Bay Lights sculpture on March 5, 2013 in San Francisco. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

‘The Bay Lights’ Officially Unveiled On Bay Bridge

“The Bay Lights,” an $8 million privately funded project created by artist Leo Villareal, will wow visitors near the bridge for at least the next two years. Mayor Ed Lee said an estimated 50 million people in San Francisco and the North and East Bay will eventually see the lights.

03/06/2013

Bay Bridge Lights (credit: Funcheap)

Bay Bridge Light Display Set For Launch; Waterfront Spots Booked Solid

A light sculpture made up of 25,000 LED lights strung along the western span of the Bay Bridge will be turned on Tuesday night after months of preparation.

03/05/2013

Bay Bridge Lights (credit: Funcheap)

‘Bay Lights’ LED Sculpture Set To Illuminate Bay Bridge

Art and technology come together starting Tuesday night on the Bay Bridge as “The Bay Lights” will be officially unveiled. The highly-anticipated display will light up the suspension span for a two-year-run.

03/04/2013

An image of the proposed art installation on the Bay Bridge (thebaylights.org)

Testing Begins On Bay Bridge Light Art Installation

Testing was to begin Thursday evening on LED lights strung along the Bay Bridge’s western span as part of an art installation intended to mark the bridge’s 75th anniversary, organizers said.

01/10/2013

An image of the proposed art installation on the Bay Bridge (thebaylights.org)

Artist Envisions Bay Bridge Cables As A Canvas For Light

Fundraising has began for a public art installation that would turn the suspension cables on the Western Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge into a sculpture of light.

02/23/2012