InLight 2015 to be held at VMFA

Campus will stay open from 7 a.m. to midnight on Nov.13

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Next fall, Inlight is celebrating eight years of bringing magical light installations to Richmonders by partnering with VMFA for InLight 2015.
  • Next fall, Inlight is celebrating eight years of bringing magical light installations to Richmonders by partnering with VMFA for InLight 2015.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts knows a popular local event when it sees one.

1708 Gallery's always wondrous light installation known as InLight Richmond is partnering with VMFA for this year's eighth annual event to be held on Nov. 13 at the museum campus. The grounds will stay open from 7 a.m. to midnight in honor of the free event, according to a press release. This year's juror is Alex Baker, director at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia.

A perfect photo-op for the smartphone-wielding masses, InLight has built an impressive following over the years. The event has featured 190 local, national and international artists and artist collectives in some of Richmond's most unique neighborhoods, engaging more than 30,000 visitors, according to the release.

"We've been fortunate to have many great partners in years past, but VMFA represents the first major arts organization," said Emily Smith, executive director at 1708 Gallery in the release. "I am eager to see how artists transform the campus with works that consider all aspects of the museum, from its vast collections to the history of its buildings and grounds."

For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit www.1708gallery.org/inlight.

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