Kaleidoscopic Prisms Bring Color to Lower Manhattan Plazas from March 15 - April 21 | Downtown Alliance

Kaleidoscopic Prisms Bring Color to Lower Manhattan Plazas from March 15 - April 21

03/11/2019

The Downtown Alliance is bringing Prismatica, an interactive art trail of 25 kaleidoscopes, to three privately owned public plazas at 75 Wall Street, 77 Water St and 32 Old Slip from March 15 through April 21.  For five weeks, Prismatica will brighten the highly trafficked path along Gouverneur Lane that leads to the ferries at Pier 11 and showcase how creativity can enliven these spaces and activate the Water Street corridor.

"This art installation, made up of lovely light prisms, should brighten up Water Street during a particularly grey time of year," said Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin.

Created for Montréal's main entertainment district Quartier des Spectacles, Prismatica is a collection of interactive prisms that have toured the world.  Each prism stands 7'6" tall and is covered in a dichroic film that reflects all the colors of the rainbow depending on the type of light and the viewing angle. After sunset, internal projectors light up the interactive kaleidoscope and give the project an additional dimension.

The Alliance will host a community event to unveil the temporary installation on Monday, March 18 from 5-6p at 77 Water Street.  Local retailers Insomnia Cookies and Gregory's Coffee will be offering free cookies and hot chocolate for guests.

Prismatica is presented by the Alliance for Downtown New York. Creation and Execution by RAW Design in collaboration with ATOMIC3.