"Congrats to @lightcityu paving the way! Proud for @VFABaltimore to be part of your work!"
"Thank you Brooke and Justin for your vision of a transformative event with #lightcity - I agree we can shape the evolution of our city."
"Brooke and Justin pulled this off in less than 13 months / true champions for Baltimore city."
"Not only have you used your expertise to create and lead world-class campaigns and social movements, but you have engaged the whole community in the process. You are an inspiration."
"Your creativity, imagination and innovation, and the ways you have chosen to use these talents speaks to your continued success."
"You are making a difference, not just at What Works Studio, but also out in the community. Thank you for making our community a better place in which to live and work."
"Light City Baltimore has unlocked forward thinking ideas and tools to positively impact and grow healthy and sustainable communities in a way that we’ve never experienced before."
"Don't know many other people who manifest dreams like you and Justin!"
"Allen and Hall deserve the Key to the City! Total heroes in Baltimore. Light City was a wonderful event with great potential for the future. Two artists brought more joy (and probably more money) into the city than the Grand Prix debacle that cost millions in upfront investment."
"I deeply appreciate and applaud the efforts of the Light City team to positively raise the profile of our city. I personally appreciate the profound commitment the two of you have made."
"It’s impossible, until it’s not. I have never seen, anywhere, a transformation of vision into reality that was such a stretch. And so fast. You two did it! And perhaps never, has our town needed what you have made real, more."
"Just wanted to send over a lot of love and encouragement. Light City's news shone all the way to London, here in my adopted city to make me smile, and say HOORAY, FINALLY some brilliant Baltimore sunshine."
"Baltimore will forever be changed because you had vision and dedication."
"Genius in concept and flawless in execution."
"You and Justin gave an extraordinary gift to our city and I was just happy to be part of the moment in time."
"You are amazing. I am so proud of what you and Justin have done and continue to do for our great City."
"You have done important and such inspiring work. Thank you for bringing Light City to fruition!"
"Thank you and congratulations on the astonishing vision you've brought to reality."
"Thank you for being the genesis of Light City. This event will change Baltimore forever."
“The enthusiasm of Brooke Hall, founder of Light City, is infectious."
“If you are from Baltimore, this next paragraph can only be about Brooke Hall and Justin Allen, founders of Light City Baltimore. What a debt we owe these two. We should parade them through town and give them the keys to this city, for they are just two regular people who have reminded us that in Baltimore this is what two people can do. This is citizenship at its finest. Two people believed in an idea that could better their city. They badgered everyone they could to make it happen. They are Baltimore’s best.”
"Light City U’s Creative Innovation Conference [which was developed, programmed and hosted by Brooke Hall and Justin Allen was] one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended (and I’ve attended a LOT of conferences).”
"I appreciated their vision, their passion, and the overall concept of bringing the community together.”
"You’re talking about two people who had an idea before its time."
"I have never seen, anywhere, a transformation of vision into reality that was such a stretch. And so fast. You two did it!"
"Both Mr. Trash Wheel and Light City are two of the greatest stories to come out of Baltimore in recent years and neither would have been possible without What Works."
"What Works Studio leverages the passion for community that is so prolific in Baltimore City, demonstrating that extraordinary change and growth often start with the dedication of just a few committed individuals."
“It’s hard to measure how you uplift a community, but I think we were able to do that,” Light City co-founder, Brooke Hall. “Light City is my baby…” Hall said. “I’m excited to see it grow.” The Baltimore Sun, May 18 2016