Posted on October 17, 2019

‘Voice Crossing’ is part of the yearlong Art Kiosk exhibition

A new public art installation offering a glimpse of the Bay Area’s past via archival footage and audio recordings will be unveiled in Redwood City’s Courthouse Square Saturday, Oct. 12. The piece, titled “Voice Crossing” by Joseph Clayton Mills, 48, will be on view in one of the glass-walled kiosks in the square 24 hours a day through Nov. 10. It’s part of a series of site-specific installations in the same space called Art Kiosk that began in January and features a new…

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Posted on October 10, 2019

October Newsletter – 2019

Posted on August 16, 2019

This Fake Shadow Art Was Created Just To Mess With People’s Minds

We’re scared of shadows. They’re so dark, and who knows what goes on in them anyways? All sorts of nefarious stuff happens in the shadows. And don’t even get us started on our own shadow. It keeps on following us everywhere, and it never leaves. It’s always there, right in front of us, going every where we go. And if we think it’s gone, we turn around, and there it is lurking behind us like some kind of deranged stalker we can never get a restraining order on. And trust us, we…

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Posted on June 21, 2019

Pride events happening in Redwood City through Monday

Starting tonight through Monday, there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Redwood City. At Courthouse Square at 9 a.m. tonight, Saturday and Sunday, folks are encouraged to watch the Petals of Pride Projection on the exterior of the San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway. The Pride-themed 3-D projection is presented by the Redwood City Improvement Association and Fresh AV. On Saturday, June 22, the City of Redwood City will host a flag-raising…

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Posted on May 21, 2019

Redwood City’s dark and moody camera obscura an experience in reflection, transformation

The newly installed camera obscura exhibit in Redwood City’s new Art Kiosk is titled “Alone,” and its creator, Frank Boban, is there to make sure alone is how visitors experience it. When the door is open, Boban is there to explain the experience people are about to enter. Then he shuts the door behind to ensure the privacy of a 13-foot square glass box that has been blacked out. His walk-in camera has a lens in each wall to allow guests to spy on the upside-down world walking by on…

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Posted on May 11, 2019

Magic Lantern 3D show returns to Redwood City

The Redwood City Improvement Association is relaunching its one-of-a-kind Magic Lantern 3D Show series on Tuesday, May 14. The Magic Lantern 3D Show is a free 3D video mapping light show designed by world-renowned artist, Bart Kresa. The free show will project an array of colorful lights on the San Mateo County History Museum for a 15-minute show weekly on Tuesday nights. The show begins 8:30 p.m. through May 28, then is at 9 p.m. through Aug. 6, then returns to 8:30 p.m. through…

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Posted on January 18, 2019

Art Kiosk Installation Schedule Funded by the Redwood City Improvement Association in Partnership with Fung Collaboratives

The Redwood City Improvement Association is once again bringing the Courthouse Square to life with its newest art installation project, the Art Kiosk Installation, in partnership with Fung Collaboratives. Over the year there will be 10 art installations displayed in one of the Courthouse Square kiosks in Downtown Redwood City by talented and diverse local and international artists. Residents and visitors will be able to immersive themselves in the RCIA’s latest art installation by not…

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Posted on December 14, 2018

Call to Artists – Request for Qualifications The Redwood City Improvement Association (RCIA) Seeks Artists for Bike Rack Murals in Downtown Redwood City

The Redwood City Improvement Association (RCIA) in partnership with the City of Redwood City Seeks Professional Visual Artists to Create Painted Designs on Bike Racks for Downtown Redwood City. Bike Rack Murals from Atlanta Bike Rack Mural Project Purpose: To select ten artists to submit mural designs for the Redwood City Bike Rack Mural project. The selected artists will be paid to participate in the RFP (Request for Proposals), and from these proposals, five artists will be selected…

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Posted on April 25, 2018

Redwood City Improvement Association’s Magic Lantern 3-D Show Series Returns, Tuesday, May 1

-Light shows created by world-renowned artist, Bart Kresa, return to Downtown Redwood City this Spring to play favorite 3-D video mapping display designs- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (April 24, 2018) – The Redwood City Improvement Association (RCIA), a non-profit community benefit district that works to enhance the Downtown Redwood City experience, announces the return of the Magic Lantern 3-D Show starting on Tuesday, May 1. The Magic Lantern 3-D Show is a weekly 3-D video mapping light show…

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Posted on August 17, 2017

Redwood City Improvement Association Invests $10,000 to Install Automated External Defibrillators in Downtown

The Redwood City Improvement Association (RICA), a community benefit district that works to enhance Downtown Redwood City, is investing $10,000 to install four new automated external defibrillator (AED) units in Downtown Redwood City. Two AED units have been installed by the City of Redwood City Redwood City Fire Department and Public Works Services Department in the Courthouse Square and on the front of the Redwood City Public Library Downtown Library. Two more centrally located Downtown AED…

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