InLight Richmond set to light up Broad Street this weekend

InLight Richmond set to light up Broad Street this weekend

Dozens of artists will show off their light creations inspired by the 1901 Electric Carnival that lit up Broad Street.

Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a FREE, public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond 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.

1708 Gallery’s 10th Annual InLight Richmond will take place November 3, 2017, from 7pm to midnight, in the City’s Arts and Culture District. InLight 2017 will take as its inspiration the 1901 Electric Carnival that enlivened Broad Street with a replica of the Eiffel Tower and tens of thousands of lights.


The festival will kick off with a Community Lantern Parade. Everyone is encouraged to bring a lantern that you made at home or create a lantern onsite before the parade. New for 2017 will be an interactive zone that will engage audience members of all ages.

A full list of artists can be found on InLight Richmond’s website and head over to the 1708 Gallery Facebook for previews of the artists’ works.



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