Lightbirds Soar to Top 20 San Francisco Public Art Projects

CODAmagazine celebrates the public response to the scale, translucent colors,
and flight patterns of Salesforce Tower Lightbirds!
(The magazine publisher CODAworx is an international hub for commissioned artwork.)

The City of Emeryville Visual Arts Grant

Join us in completing another captivating art installation. We are the Lightbird Project, dedicated to enlivening public and private spaces with mesmerizing Lightbird installations that connect us to nature and raise awareness about the impact of warming oceans on seabirds in Northern California.

Imagine the awe-inspiring sight of a sun-powered Lightbird with a 40-foot wingspan flying on a 200-foot wall in our Emeryville neighborhood. Thanks to a City of Emeryville Visual Arts grant, we have progressed toward our mission.

A 2022 -23 City of Emeryville Visual Arts Grant pairs local property owners, and artists will provide funds to install
a Lightbird installation on an architectural scale. In the proposed project, a convex oval mirror 36" w x 24" mounted on the south side of one building and will reflect a Lightbird across the street on a 28’ x 200’ wall.

On average, the Bay Area has 291 sunny days each year, and the Lightbird flight will fly with the changing azimuth of the sun and weather conditions.

However, we need your support to complete the project. The grant provided seed money for our first exterior permanent installation, but we still require an additional $15,000 to cover the costs of fabricating and installing a permanent large-scale project.

Your contribution will help create a stunning visual experience that invites our urban community to look up from their cell phones and smile. Your donation, no matter the size, will make a difference.

To donate and become a part of the Lightbird Project, please visit our website or contact us directly.  Thank you for your support!

Please use the donate button below to make your tax-deductible contribution to this project or contact;
Thérèse Lahaie, at

You can make a tax-deductible donation via paypal here.

If you prefer to contribute by cash, credit card or check, please contact Thérèse Lahaie,

Emeryville Lightbird video mockup of Lightbird mirror projection of proposed project. The Lightbird project was cheered on by dozens of residents watching from their windows, pedestrians, motorists, and security guards. while testing the mock up included: We love it! When will the birds be back? They are beautiful and ephemeral! Where is the bird coming from? It's SO COOL! Keep flying! Look at that giant bird! Will there be a flock? Please
keep the birds flying!

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