The Kilroy Stars
This holiday season, The Kilroy Stars will illuminate the West Coast as a gift to our regions to express hope in the year ahead.
ILLUMINATING THE WEST COAST
A series of light sculptures will collaboratively illuminate the sky and unite the cities of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego throughout the months of December and January.
The Kilroy Stars span 20 feet in diameter and are outfitted with more than 30,000 individually programmable LED bulbs. The sparkling structures may be seen from miles away and will be configured to oscillate in various rhythms and patterns of dynamic light.
SF Bay Area
Greater Los Angeles
"In fostering the sublime power of art within our communities, The Kilroy Star’s inaugural debut is a unique reflection of its place and time. Now more than ever, we need avenues that inspire, and in a post-pandemic world, the role of public art will be even more important."
The Kilroy Stars will be located at four highly-visible properties across our West Coast Portfolio and installed in succession beginning in early December, remaining lit through Sunday January 31st. Although they are temporarily placed for the 2020/2021 Holiday Season, we aim to utilize The Kilroy Stars annually to celebrate the unique communities in which we operate.
Check out your city's star! Use the maps below to find the best viewing spots. Remember to be safe, stay on the sidewalks, do not enter private property, and continue to practice social distancing.
7:00am - 7:59am
THE DAWNING STARBURST
Announcing the sun's arrival every morning with beautiful starbursts
8:00am - 4:59pm
Violets, blues and pinks bloom in the daytime sky with brief sparkles to help catch a glimpse of the star
5:00pm - 6:59pm
Signifying that daytime is coming to an end with cool-colored starbursts
DUSK - EVENING
7:00pm - 11:00pm
A spectacle of glittering lights like the stars in the sky
LATE EVENING - EARLY MORNING
11:00pm - 6:59am
Proclaiming rest and relaxation, the star dims and turns into cool tones to promote a healthy night's sleep.
Kilroy partnered with Zoetic Digital, digital art program creators out of San Francisco, and a team of renowned artists and fabricators to bring these 3D sculptures. The ornate Stars are designed and built by Engineered Artworks, an Oakland-based design and fabrication studio that specializes in extraordinary custom art installations, large-scale immersive experiences, and imaginative feats of engineering using metal, light & fire. They have been commissioned by The Smithsonian, and brought spectacles to Burning Man and other public venues around the country.
KILROY'S COMMITMENT TO ART
Kilroy Realty has a love affair with great art. They believe in art as an alluring peek into the collective cultural consciousness—an endeavor to convey and to connect. Their properties are no different. Kilroy’s buildings are designed to reflect sophisticated environmental expressions, and the art in these spaces are carefully curated to complement that aesthetic. The result is inspirational, beautiful places to inspire imagination and spur creativity. In addition to its latest pop-up installation, The Kilroy Star, the company has a robust art program, with over 300 pieces throughout its West Coast real estate portfolio, with approximately 50 being public.