Photos by Steve Jacobs
Riverside’s signature event, the Long Night of Arts & Innovation, filled the streets of downtown with seven hours of dazzling programs for young and old, including science, art, music, medicine and engineering.
The Long Night of Arts and Innovation represents the best of Riverside,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “This amazing event demonstrates the depth and breadth of scientific and artistic endeavor across our city.
The free event offered families an opportunity to enjoy the best of the city’s educational institutions, as well as art, entertainment, music and food. Teachers, professors, and scientists mingled with singers, dancers, playwrights and poets, with a dash of spiders, robots, origami and chocolate thrown in.
Riverside’s Long Night of Arts and Innovation, held every other year, was inspired by the Long Night of Science in Erlangen, Germany, one of Riverside’s Sister Cities. The inaugural Long Night of Arts and Innovation in 2012 showcased more than 900 presentations, from art demonstrations at the Riverside Art Museum to a robotics display and a demonstration on Leonardo Da Vinci Machines.
For more information, visit www.longnightriverside.com.