It's time to bid adieu to "Aurora," the 35-foot-tall interactive light sculpture that resides in City Hall's King Plaza. After two years, the enormous metal tree adorned with 4,200 handmade copper leaves lit by 40,000 LED lights, is coming down. Residents are hosting a farewell celebration on Saturday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The event will feature music and performance artists. Harry Hirschman, who helped bring 'Aurora' to the city, said the artwork, which was created by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, will sit in storage for now but he hopes in the future it could be displayed permanently in the city. "We couldn't be happier or more thrilled at how well 'Aurora' has been received and appreciated," Hirschman said. "Though we're tinged with sadness that she's coming down, we are also elated with how well everything has gone."
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End of an era for interactive art installation