by Kate Vinnedge
Looking for something to light up your gloomy mid-November blues? Well, despite the grey weather we're experiencing today, InLight Richmond 2019 is illuminating our city once again – and this year it's happening in Church Hill's Chimborazo Park both tonight and tomorrow!
Started in 2008 to celebrate the 30 year birthday of 1708 Gallery, InLight has been a staple in showcasing light-based installations, illuminations, projections, and all manner of light-based media, highlighting the creativity of local Richmond artists and the talents of others from beyond our city limits.
This year, the festival will feature works inspired by the history of Chimborazo Park, showcasing a complicated past – from acting as the location of Confederate Military Hospital during the Civil War, to supporting a Freedman's community after Emancipation. Expect light installations and projections that dive into the difficult history our city – which Chimborazo Park has witnessed since Richmond's founding.
InLight, as always, won't just be a light-based art festival (although, it would absolutely be worth it to go just for that) – it will also feature community-based art in the form of both lantern making and a lantern parade that kicks off a 7 PM.
Food and beverages will also be available, with food trucks from Carytown Burgers & Fries, Charles' Kitchen, The Happy Empanada, Hungry Turtle, The Kitchenette, Nomade Deli, Pomona Plants, Shakedown Eats, and Soul n' Vinegar. Plus, wine and local beer will be served by Stone Brewing Company for visitors 21 and over!
InLight 2019 will be happening November 15 (that's tonight!) and 16 from 6 to 11 PM!
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