It’s dusk. You’re walking through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and see the outlines and shadows of trees and sculptures. But what are those things? Mason jars, and they’re glowing. As you walk up and peer at one, you see it contains swerving wire filaments that look like the trails of fireflies. As you move closer, light patterns pulse and become more lively. Suddenly, the “fireflies” escape their glass confines and take flight, swirling to the top of the Target Corporation building and joining the colored lights created there by other emancipated lightning bugs.
Designed by Target for the Garden’s 25th anniversary, this interactive display will be available for ooh-ing and ahh-ing on Target Free Thursday Nights in July.