It takes a lot of art to break through the dense ceiling of a foggy political climate. But Richmond photographer Maguire Neblett is working to let the light shine through. After extensive renovations, a custom fountain and a hot new fireplace, Neblett has transformed 418 Broad St. into an art gallery, photography studio, corporate apartment and event space, bumping Richmond up another notch on the East Coast art scale. Studio 418's grand opening, featuring Bay Skies, a show of oil paintings by Maruta Racenis, will coincide with the First Fridays Art Walk on Sept. 5, 7-9 p.m. Bay Skies continues through Oct. 31 by appointment only. www.studio418.net or 225-0020 for details.