Inlight 2015 extended for two nights

8th annual event will be on November 13 and 14

1708 Gallery and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are pleased to announce that InLight 2015 has been extended for a second night on VMFA’s grounds. The free event will be held on Friday, November 13 from 7 p.m. until midnight and Saturday, November 14 from 7 until 10 p.m. The museum will have extended hours during the event.

Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight 2015 is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. InLight 2015 will feature special curated projects by Zach Kurth-Nelson, Derek Larson, Ander Mikalson and John Dombrowski, Jacco Olivier, Mark Strandquist, and a performance by Bohyun Yoon. The juried exhibition, selected by Alex Baker, Director at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, will feature 17 projects by national artists, including  Allison Berkoy, Erika Diamond, Laure Drogoul, Justin Ginsberg, Elizabeth Hamilton, Tim Harper and Matt Lively, Brooke Inman, Matthew Jensen, Benjamin Jones, Robert Lisek, VisuaLabs: Will May, Kevin Cwalina, and Jonah Tobias, Eva Rocha, Joshua Thorud and Anthony Earl Smith, Robert Walz, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, and Alice Pixley Young.

VMFA galleries will be open during InLight. Light-based works on view inside the museum include Sky by Leo Villareal, Blue Husk by Tony Oursler, Glass Pavilion by Theaster Gates, and Comet: God Particle by Tristin Lowe. Additionally, the new exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours highlights viewers’ perception of light and darkness.

On Friday, audiences are invited to participate in the Community Lantern Parade at 7:30 p.m. Lantern-making will be available onsite before the Parade from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, visitors can create lanterns inspired by Tristin Lowe’s Comet: God Particle.

Both Best Café and Amuse will serve until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Beer and wine will be for sale in the sculpture garden and food trucks will be located on Grove Avenue. Parking will be available in VMFA’s garage and on surrounding streets. In addition, 1708 will offer a free shuttle from The Diamond to VMFA. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Friday and from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

For a full schedule of programs and other event details, please visit

InLight Richmond 2015 is made possible in large part by the continued generosity and support of 1708 Gallery’s InLight sponsors: the National Endowment for the Arts, Altria Group, WestRock, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Windsor Foundation, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, New Market, Markel Corporation, Oliver Properties, City of Richmond, McGuireWoods, TV Jerry, and numerous individuals.

About 1708 Gallery
1708 Gallery is a non-profit arts organization committed to presenting exceptional new art. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunities for artistic innovation for emerging and established artists and to expanding the understanding and appreciation of new art for the public.

About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
VMFA’s permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, Fabergé, and the art of South Asia are among the finest in the nation. With acclaimed holdings in American, British Sporting, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and Modern and Contemporary art – and additional strengths in African, Ancient, East Asian, and European – VMFA ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus lively after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA, a certified Virginia Green attraction, is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit

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Press Contacts:

Pryor Green,, 804.204.2701
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond VA 23220-4007

1708 Gallery
Emily Smith,, 804.643.1708
1708 Gallery, PO Box 12520, Richmond VA 23241