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Reminder: Inlight Richmond is THIS Weekend!

UPDATE: There’s a need for your old candles. Follow this link to learn more.

InLight 2019 is November 15 + 16, from 7 – 11 pm.

Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a FREE, public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight features performances, sculpture, video, and interactive projects that illuminate pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, and kicks off with the Community Lantern Parade. InLight was created in 2008 on the occasion of 1708 Gallery’s 30th birthday. Thus was born this free, public art exhibition that offers Richmond the opportunity to engage with contemporary art outside the gallery walls and to experience the city in new and unexpected ways.

InLight 2019 will take place at Chimborazo Park in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond. Projects will focus on the social and geographic history of this park. Two key moments in the park’s history include being the location of the largest Confederate military hospital during the Civil War and following Emancipation, hosting a Freedmen’s community for formerly enslaved African-Americans. 1708 seeks artists and projects that respond to, elaborate on, and propose new ways of understanding these complex histories.

InLight 2019 will include 20 projects, 4 community partners, 10 local food vendors, a local beer sponsor, and will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade.

More information, including the artists, parking, and interactive details are here.

Helpful tip from Reddit!

PARKING Parking will be available at Stone Brewery and Gillies Creek Park with shuttles running from 6:30 – 11:30 pm to Chimborazo Park. There is also on-street parking in the surrounding area and the park is conveniently located on the bus line!

Food and Beverage InLight 2019 will feature local food trucks, including Carytown Burger & Fries, Charles’ Kitchen, The Happy Empanada, Hungry Turtle, The Kitchenette, Nomade Deli, Pomona Plants, Shakedown Eats, and Soul n’ Vinegar. The are also many great restaurants in the area! Wine and local beer by Stone Brewing Company will be on tap.


Sandi Lowery 11/12/2019 at 2:16 PM

One artist has put out a call for your old candles~please assist!

Church Hill People's News 11/12/2019 at 2:24 PM

Sandi Lowery I’ll get this up on the site too!

Sandi Lowery 11/12/2019 at 2:25 PM

That’s amazing~THANK YOU!

Shelly 11/13/2019 at 12:25 PM

Are dogs allowed at this event?

Church Hill People's News 11/13/2019 at 1:21 PM

@Shelly, I will ask the community shortly but I don’t see why not. Let me confirm.

Barthalemue 11/15/2019 at 1:11 PM

Any update?

Jacob C. 11/15/2019 at 7:50 PM

If you’re referring to dogs we didn’t get a response from the organizers (we did ask). However, it’s Chimbo park, as long as your dog is on a leash I imagine it wouldn’t be a problem.


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