Finding Minnesota: Landscape Arboretum Lights


WELL, WHEN YOU THINK OF THE ARBORITUM, YOU THINK OF PLANTS. THIS HAS FOUND A WAY TO BRING IN THE CROWDS THIS WINTER. RACHEL SLAVIK SHOWS US HOW A MASSIVE ART INSTALLATION IS LIGHTING UP THE ARENA. LOOK LIKE LIGHT SABERS LIKE WITH A BIG HOLE. THERE IS A BIG RULE ABOUT LIGHT DISPLAYS. OWL EYES. THE BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST BRING IN THE BIGGEST CROWD. THAT UNDERSTANDING BEGINS EARLY ON. WHENEVER YOU PASS THEM, I THINK THAT HAPPENS. WHICH IS WHY 6-YEAR-OLD IAN AND JACKSON KNOW WHEN TO BE IMPRESSED. IT KIND OF LOOKS SPOOKY AND COOL. THEY ARE LOOKING AT THE LANDSCAPE ARBORITUM. IT’S LANDSCAPE LIGHTING ON A MASSIVE SCALE. DARKNESS IS THE LANDSCAPE. IT’S JUST AN EXPERIENCE. ALL A WORK OF THE A BRITISH ARTIST KNOWN FOR CREATING INSPIRATIONS. HE IS INSPIRED BY THINGS HE SEES TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD. A MIX OF FIBER OPTICS, LED AND STEAL AND IN SOME CASES SOUND. I THINK SOME PEOPLE THINK LIGHTS ARE LASER LIGHTS IS THE ONLY WAY TO DO LIGHTS OUTSIDE. THIS IS JUST COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. THEY JUST TURNED BLUE NOW. WOW. FOR THEIR FAMILY IT’S A DIFFERENT TAKE ON THEIR ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTING TOUR. WE LIKE TO DRIVE AROUND IN AREAS AND THE BOYS REALLY LOVE SEEING ALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIGHTS. LOOK AT THESE BOTTLES, LOOK AT THIS. INSTEAD OF A DRIVE-BY VIEWING, HER GRANDKIDS GET AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT ITS CONSTRUCTION. WHILE STILL TAKING ON CHANGING HUES AND DISPLAYS THAT MAKE AN IMPRESSION IN SIZE AND SCOPE. IT ADDS TO THE UNIQUENESS, ESPECIALLY AT THE ARBORITUM. THEY ARE DOING UNIQUE THINGS AND EXPANDS YOUR IMAGINATION. IT’S MEANT TO INSPIRE OR AT THE VERY LEAST CREATE AN ILLUMINATING EXPERIENCE. THEY USE LIGHT LIKE NO ONE HAS DONE ANY PLACE. Reporter: RACHEL SLAVIK. THERE WERE SEVERAL LIGHTS WE DIDN’T SHOW YOU, SO CHECK IT OUT, THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY UNTIL APRIL 9TH.

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