Blue Hour - ARTLIT™

A vibrant blue sky over Chicago. The dark blue coupled with the slight cloud cover almost gives the illusion that the sky is water. As if we are living in a fishbowl. “Blue Hour” was taken by John Harrison in the Hancock building at 6:38 am looking west over the city. It is a brief twilight period that happens twice a day when the sun is below the horizon and the residual light takes on a mostly blue shade that is invisible to the eye but can be captured magnificently with a camera’s lens. John loves finding the unseen beauty all around us as well as the ever-changing views brought on by the shifts in light and weather.


Fog lifting from the city’s heights. Sunset illuminated across blocks of skyscrapers. The delicate line where the city meets the sea. Breathtakingly captured through aerial photography, our cityscapes allow the viewer to see the city in a new light.


Photo by John Harrison


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Our ArtLit Box displays bring the stunning photography of our donor artists to life with full LED illumination, created in custom handmade box frames. Unlike some backlit art, our ArtLit´s use the highest quality printing and production processes available:

  • Gold-Standard LED-Illumination Technology

  • Duratrans (Fujitrans) Continuous Tone Printing

  • Flexible Framing Sizes and Configurations

Blue Hour - ARTLIT™