Terry Brown photos
Last year, despite uncooperative weather, more than 5,000 people visited Richmond's streets for the InLight experience, seeing sidewalks, walls, storefronts and buildings transformed via the manipulation of light, color and shadow.
InLight Richmond 2009, organized by the 1708 Gallery, will hold its second annual exhibition of contemporary public art inspired by light on Sept. 25, from dusk until midnight. In spaces along East Broad and East Grace streets and Fifth and Eighth streets, spectators will witness photography, video, sculpture, performance art and music. These are created by an international group of 26 selected by guest juror Adelina Vlas, assistant curator of contemporary and modern art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Festivities begin in early September with creative lantern workshops (including a free session at 1708 on Sept. 4, First Fridays, from 6 to 10 p.m.), and a lantern parade will be held on opening night, which will also feature the popular Wearable InLight contest and fashion show.
For more information, call 643-1708 or visit 1708gallery.org .