Arts and Culture

Santa Fe Drive: The Street of Blue Lights

No, it's not your imagination. The Art District on Santa Fe Drive does look different. That's because about 200 new high-efficiency LED lights have been installed in all the street lamps along Santa Fe, between Sixth and Tenth avenues. Oh, and they're blue. Not golden, and -- for goodness sakes! -- not red, but beautiful, luminous blue. The color of excitement? That's what Michelle Jacobson of Doyenne Designs, who is a district member, is banking on. Jacobson, with help from the maintenance district and Colorado-based VeraLED, spearheaded the movement to bring a little color into the district as part of overall plans to eventually turn the street into a showplace that people can enjoy anytime - not just on First Fridays.

Good start! See the district in a whole new light tomorrow during its monthlyThird Friday Preview Night; a celebration for the new blue hues will take place at 8 p.m. on the northeast corner of Ninth Avenue and Santa Fe Drive.

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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