March 29, 2020

Indianapolis Light Show Aims To Spread Hope During Outbreak

The Indianapolis Power & Light Company downtown headquarters is light up following a light display, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Indianapolis. The light display presentation illuminates love and hope to the world from the heart of Downtown Indianapolis. Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered state residents to remain in their homes to slow the spread of COVID-19.  - AP Photo/Darron Cummings

The Indianapolis Power & Light Company downtown headquarters is light up following a light display, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Indianapolis. The light display presentation illuminates love and hope to the world from the heart of Downtown Indianapolis. Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered state residents to remain in their homes to slow the spread of COVID-19.

AP Photo/Darron Cummings

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new light show at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis is aimed at inspiring hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

A heart projected on one building pulsates and changes size and color while images of the globe and various countries are projected on another as a recording plays of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge over Troubled Water” being performed by two Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians.

Bob Schultz, senior vice president of marketing and events for the business group Downtown Indy, said the display was prepared in a few days and debuted Tuesday night.

“This is a message of love to the world and united we stand,” Schultz told the Indianapolis Business Journal. “We wanted to keep it simple and connect as many people as possible to that message.”

The two-minute production plays multiple times nightly from 9 p.m. to midnight. Downtown Indy isn’t encouraging people to visit the Circle to watch it unless they are already out for a walk. It has posted a video of it on the group’s website for at-home viewing.

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