WHEN: Oct. 12, 2018- May 12, 2019, exhibit is best reviewed after after

WHERE: Desert Botanical Garden // 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008

COST: Tickets at dbg.org

INFO:  Visit dbg.org or call or 480 941.1225 for more information.

Desert Botanical Garden’s latest blockbuster exhibition—Electric Desert | A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective— tickets go on sale Sept. 24 and the exhibit opens Oct. 12. Cactus and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the Garden using light and original music.

Electric Desert includes seven site-specific locations, with each experience inspired by and related to the Garden. These will be located at Ottosen Entry Garden, Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries, Stardust Plaza, Fine Family Contemplation Garden, Sonoran Desert Loop Trail and the Garden’s butte.

“I look forward to creating site-specific work on the grounds of Desert Botanical Garden and forming a relationship with the space,” says Klip Collective’s Ricardo Rivera. “I think the most exciting thing about the desert environment is really the forms and the color. The color is amazing. It’s going to be great for projection and light … and it’s really going to glow."

The Garden’s art exhibitions have become a vibrant and compelling point of pride in the Valley’s cultural scene. In 2008-2009, Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures drew 547,000 visitors, and a return exhibition in 2013-2014 attracted a record-breaking 631,000 guests. Nighttime viewing became wildly popular, as the contrast infused Chihuly’s works with a heightened dramatic feel.

In 2015-2016, the Garden presented its first evening only exhibition. Artist Bruce Munro’s immersive, large-scale installations—Sonoran Light—attracted 318,000 visitors, as well as substantial economic impact and community excitement.

“With three successful ‘blockbuster exhibitions’ under its belt, the Garden is poised to host a sustained, eight-month exhibit that is anticipated to generate large attendance, community buzz and strong economic impact,” says Ken Schutz, executive director of Desert Botanical Garden. “We cannot wait to see how Ricardo transforms our desert plants that will lead our guests with an experiential visit through the desert.”

We invite you to see desert, light and sound unite in a mesmerizing display like never before. For more information, visit dbg.org. Sponsored by The Steele Foundation.

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