Roney MissionLe Flash premiered on a misty night in October 2008, illuminating Castleberry Hill with art and performance. More than 50 artists lit up neighborhood streets, galleries, vacant lots and windows, warehouses and rooftops with a twinkling ephemeral energy. Tonight—rain or shine—the event returns to mark the opening of Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

The evening’s special feature: Dancemaker Lauri Stallings, with gloATL, presents POUR. A dozen diaphanous dancers will flow along the back streets of the district in performances at 7:30 and 10:30 pm.

More than 50 other projects will flare up in vacant lots, empty buildings, galleries and boutiques, sidewalks and street corners—extending to the furthest reaches of Castleberry. Lemon flashlights are contrived by Steve Jarvis. Caroline Powers invents human fireflies. Dance Truck performers squeeze their moves into a truck trailer. Carl DiSalvo and David Holstius stage a zombie haunt in the shadow of a tattoo parlor. There will be interrogations and shadow puppets, perambulators and deep breathing exercises, LE FLASH couture and many other unlikely intersections in art and performance. A full introduction to 2009 projects is on view at

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.