Shimmer Wall Lighting Ceremony

September 4th, 2008

The shimmer wall that graces Raleigh’s new convention center was officially illuminated during a ceremony Thursday night. Here are a few photographs from the event.

Raleigh’s Mayor Charles Meeker and CREE CEO Charles Swoboda among others say a few words before the lighting of the shimmer wall.

Fireworks accompany the lighting of the shimmer wall.

Ceremony finale.

The gathered crowd.

Colors of Raleigh’s new shimmer wall.

Traffic streams by the new convention center.


  1. jrd says:

    September 4th, 2008 at 11:39 pm (#)

    That was quick. Nice!

  2. dbearhug says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 12:05 am (#)

    I thought we saw you getting into position inside the fenced-in area. We were spotted with the dogs outside the fence and got interviewed by Channel-17. Check out the link:


  3. EP says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 12:51 am (#)

    Color to any skyline always makes the view that much more attractive no matter the size of the city….thx Matt

  4. Stephen says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 8:46 am (#)

    Those look great Matt. My wife and I were down there last night for that and saw you but didn’t want to interrupt your art making haha. Thanks for the speedy post and again, they look great!

  5. dbearhug says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 10:27 am (#)

    I just noticed that Danny and I were captured with the dogs on leash in the fourth frame. I didn’t see that you had slipped out and climbed up onto that dirt mound behind us. Great shot!!

  6. Eric says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 1:09 pm (#)

    Awesome! I love the Shimmer Wall. Great Pictures Matt!

  7. Ernest says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 3:35 pm (#)

    Excellent coverage of the event. Nice to see something different in that area, although I wish it was more attractive to pedestrians… Maybe in the future. Thanks, Matt 🙂

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Shimmer Wall Lighting Ceremony

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