“After a creative agency got involved and an online campaign was launched, the trash wheel got eyes and a social media presence. Now a video of Mr. Trash Wheel has more than a million views on Youtube and a Twitter account has more than 9,000 followers.”
Brooke Hall and Justin Allen were named Innovators of the Year by The Daily Record for their work launching Light City. “Winners were selected based on their innovation’s originality, power, challenge, value and the quality of letters of reference.” "More than 200 people gathered at the American Visionary Art Museum in Federal Hill Oct. 13 to recognize The Daily Record’s 2016 Innovators of the Year. “The innovators you will meet tonight represent the passion, creativity and drive that so many Marylanders reveal every day,” Daily Record Publisher Suzanne Fischer-Huettner told the crowd. “They may be following what has become by now a clearly
The Silo Breaker award is given to a member of the Betamore community that actively works to break down silos between people and institutions in Baltimore. This year the Silo Breaker award was given to the team behind Light City Baltimore. Light City demonstrates efforts that are a critical component of what Betamore seeks to do — illuminate the collective wisdom and experience of our community for the purpose of entrepreneurship.
Brooke Hall and Justin Allen, Founders, Light City Baltimore, were named 40 Under 40 Honorees by Baltimore Business Journal. “After collecting nominations from the community for several months, we had over 250 individuals to consider for our list of honorees. The BBJ staff worked together to pick individuals that stood out for having traits that aligned with what we were looking for.” “Allen and Hall wanted to show Baltimore to the world in the way that they saw it, and began brainstorming a way to attract positive attention to the city in a big way. So they developed Light City Baltimore,
SmartCEO Magazine ran a cover story on Brooke and Justin called "Building a Movement: How the creative minds behind Light City and Mr. Trash Wheel are helping Baltimore shine brighter" by Alyssa Hurst and Tina Irgang. “The creative minds behind this small design studio have launched a whole series of projects designed to put Baltimore on the map and let the world know about the creative talent working in the city.” Visit the story >
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore awarded Brooke Hall and Justin Allen the 2016 Downtown Baltimore Award. Awards went to a select group whose work has impacted the community in a considerable way. “This award is much-deserved recognition of your creation of Light City Baltimore – and its tremendous success.”
Light City wins Best Category Buster Award from Baltimore Magazine's Best of Baltimore 2016. “This interactive art and innovation festival (the first of its kind in the U.S.) lined the harbor in art installations and performances – and people came by the thousands.” Go to the story >