Julie Hinzmann and Shawn Saharko, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, InLight 2013, photo by Terry Brown

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 juror for InLight 2017 is Nat Trotman, Curator of Performance and Media at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where he oversees the museum's collection and presentation of time-based artworks, including performance, video, film, sound, and other media. He holds his Masters of Philosophy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is a graduate of the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program.


Selected Juried Artists
Travis Austin
Mark Baker, Chalet Comellas, & Clinton Sleeper
Claire Bennett
Todd Berreth, Lee Cherry, Patrick FitzGerald, & Emil Polyak
Jaclyn Bowie
Shannon Collis & Liz Donadio
Alex Coyle, Shannon Lowe, & Grace Cummings
Victoria Farr
Younan Ghebrial, Ian C. Hess, & Sarah Walker
Tim Harper & Matt Lively
Lori Hepner & Kendra Ross
Wade Kramm
Derek Larson
Chelsea Lee
Robin Mandel
Josh Miller
Josh Rodenberg & Russell White
Rumput: Kyle Dosier, Andy McGraw, John Priestley, Beth Reid, Brandon Simmons, Paul Wilson, & Jessica Zike
Jon-Phillip Sheridan
Jill Taffet
Sasha Waters Freyer

Participating community partners
Afrikana Independent Film Festival
Classical Revolution RVA
Tyler Rhodes and Momin Khan
Studio Two Three
and more!

Special Curated Projects By:
Field Notes from the Front Line by Free Egunfemi for Untold RVA
Maximo Gonzales
VCU Dance Department: Taylor Diggs and Michelle Koppl