The evening, included live entertainment from Theremin player Lydia Kavina, Eggs Collective and speeches.
Guests then headed outdoor to see the work after hearing the stories behind the public art installation. Artist and photographer Stephen King thanked the participants for their stories and being part of the incredible images that are now situated on the bank of The Sankey Canal.
The six lightboxes can be seen until April 22nd, behind The World of Glass Museum, they are lit from 3-9pm each day.
Patrick Fox, Director of Heart of Glass, said: “We are delighted with the response to the work so far, we’ve had lots of positive feedback and comments. The launch night felt like a really special start to the year, and we’d like to thank those that came out for their support. We are excited to develop this year with our partners, artists and communities, and celebrate St Helens past, present and future.