The Popular “Sonic Runway” Art Installation is Returning to San Jose this November

Lucia Nichols

Freya Seeburger, known as Cellista, performs at the Sonic Runway installation in front of San Jose City Hall on Dec. 14, 2017. (Sal Pizarro/Bay Area News Group)
The popular “Sonic Runway” art installation is returning to Downtown San Jose. This interactive installation features a tunnel of 25 sound-activated, illuminated arches in front of San Jose City Hall.
The Runway first made its debut in 2017 led by a team of artists that included Rob Jensen and Warren Trezevant and designer Stockhausen. While its initial stay was extended, the first iteration of this art installation only lasted around 6 months. The Sonic Runway installation will now make its grand return on November 5, 2021 with promises to stay in its San Jose location for 6 years.
Kerry Adams Hapner, San Jose’s director of cultural affairs, says fans can expect a different experience from the first time around. According to Adams, “The Sonic Runway artists have been working hard to create a new version of the iconic art installation that sets a new bar in terms of a quality visual and sonic experience.”
A celebration for the opening reception is scheduled for 5:30pm on Nov. 5th with a performance by San Jose Brazilian percussion and dance group, Bloco do Sol. There will also be a DJ and food trucks! Come out and see this fantastic piece of local flare for yourself!
a group of people walking in a city at night

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