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Griffis Sculpture Park turns on night lights display

Griffis Sculpture Park

ASHFORD — For eight evenings, Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful, theatrical lighting for “Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park.” The display will be up from Oct. 23-Oct. 26 and Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 7p.m.-9 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on weekends.

Guests will be able to walk a portion of the Mill Valley Road portion of the sculpture park, where the trails and sculptures will interact with lighting. There is an admission charge, but children 6-years-old and younger will be admitted for free.

Night Lights can be canceled due to rain. Updates will be provided at and on the park’s Facebook page.

The lights will be installed by SitlerHQ and Volt Vision Inc., the same crew responsible for previous display at The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. According to the organizers, the show aims to give visitors a surrealistic experience of walking through woods and fields at night and viewing the sculptures bathed in lights.

There are more than 250 sculptures at the 300-acre Griffis Sculpture Park, making it the largest sculpture park in the United States.

The park is owned and operated by the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which also owns the Essex Arts Center in Buffalo. The Ashford Hollow Foundation’s mission is to promote the visual and performing arts, as well as construct a relationship between the arts and education in Western New York.

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