Fundraising begins to light up Dave Grohl Alley in Warren

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More than 25,000 lights will be capable of responding to music from a dedicated kiosk

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – An energy innovator based out of Warren is working to install lighting in the iconic Dave Grohl Alley.

BRITE Energy Innovators is working with Chromaticity Technologies, a Howland-based special effects, lighting and audio firm, to create a unique LED lighting installation.

They’re hoping the project will be finished before the end of summer.

The lighting display will include an interactive light show in the darkest part of the alley.

More than 25,000 lights will be capable of responding to music from a dedicated kiosk inside Modern Methods Brewing Co.

“We think the alley needs the lights because the alley can be dark a little bit during the day and definitely at night, so we want to make it a safer place for people to walk around and we also want it to be a community art piece,” said Daniel Sylak from BRITE.

Half of the money has already been raised from community partners. BRITE is hoping to raise an additional $10,000 from individual and corporate sponsors.

“We’ve wanted to pair our mission with the authenticity of the Alley for quite some time,” says BRITE’s Director of Operations Sara Daughtery. “Tying technology to being able to experience Dave Grohl’s music in a new way is very exciting!”

Those wishing to make donations via check can make their check payable to ‘BRITE Energy Innovators’ and mail to 125 W Market St Warren, OH 44481. All donations are tax-deductible.

Editor’s note: This story is corrected to show the project is beginning this summer.

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