InLight Richmond was created in 2008 for 1708 Gallery's 30th birthday. The founders hoped that they could reach audiences outside of the gallery walls and thus was born this free, public art exhibition that offers Richmond the opportunity to experience the city in new and unexpected ways.
We wanted to engage more with the East End this year, which is why InLight is in Chimborazo Park this year. The park has a unique story that we wanted artists to respond to, elaborate on, and propose new ways of understanding these complex histories. Some artworks offer a critique of social issues while others offer a moment of solace for the many lives lost in the park throughout its history.
This year features 18 artist projects, including Ilana Harris-Babou, Malcolm Peacock, and Eva Rocha. In addition to the amazing light sculptures, there will also be light base performances, interactive projects using video mapping, lantern making booths, and of course, food trucks! We hope that InLight continues to be a fun, welcoming, learning experience for those new to contemporary art. There’s no need to be hesitant about coming out. There’s something for all ages and it’s a great way to experience the city and meet the community.
Erin Willett | Gallery Coordinator and Operations Manager, @1708gallery
📸 by Terry Brown
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InLight Richmond is happening tonight and tomorrow in Chimborazo Park from 7-11pm and is free to attend! There is parking available at Stone Brewing with shuttles running all night.
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