Free pop-up light show hitting the walls of Sutter’s Fort

To celebrate the shared values of the United States and Switzerland, Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter  will project a free pop-up light show on the walls of Sutter’s Fort.

From 7 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct., 25, viewers can witness iconic moments of Sacramento and California history appear larger-than-life on the fort’s high walls.

The best spot for viewing will be near L and 28th streets, organizers said. Viewers are also encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and enjoy the show.

John Sutter, a Swiss pioneer, established Sutter’s Fort in 1839, in the area that would later become Sacramento. With its Swiss and American connection, Sutter’s Fort is the only California stop on Hofstetter’s 50-state “Light Art Grand Tour USA.”

Throughout the tour, Hofstetter transforms buildings, monuments, and natural landscapes into temporary works of art.

Each pop-up light show experience displays different important pieces of the founding of the United States. The tour’s goal is to help others understand how the United States and Switzerland share the same core values of freedom, liberty and democracy.

The project is being done in collaboration with California State Parks and Friends of Sutter’s Fort.