On the evening of Sunday, December 11, The 606 will host its second annual Walk with Light—an event where hundreds of people decked out in bright lights will take over the trail. In addition to colorful lights, the trail will feature snacks, fire pits to help keep warm, and music. While The 606 does invite folks to bring LED lights, glow sticks, or any self-contained and easy to carry lighting setup, they ask that folks reframe from using candles, lighters, or any other open flame as a source of lighting. The organizers will also be collecting winter clothing donations at three different access points: the Milwaukee and Leavitt bridge, Humboldt Boulevard, and Ridgeway Avenue. The event kicks off at 4:00 p.m.
And speaking of lights, The 606 is also raising funds for various art installations along the trail, including a lighting installation from the local art duo Luftwerk. Most recently, Luftwerk’s Solarise: A Sea of All Colors installation took over various sections of the Garfield Park Conservatory. However, their latest project dubbed Turning Sky will illuminate The 606’s bridge at Milwaukee Avenue with a series of colorful LED lights. According to The 606, Luftwerk’s mission is to make viewers “perceive the environment, histories and concepts surrounding them with a heightened awareness for meaning and place.” So far, over $17,000 has been raised for the project, with a target goal of $25,000.