1708 was one of the first organizations to reinvest in this neighborhood, moving to Broad Street in 2001. This former retail center is located in Monroe Ward, bordered to the north by historic Jackson Ward (once known as the “Harlem of the South”), to the east by city and state government buildings, and to the west by Virginia Commonwealth University. Now host to numerous galleries, studios, businesses and restaurants, and the future home of VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art (http://ica.vcu.edu), the Broad Street corridor has experienced a rebirth. Yet it still retains an urban vitality as thrift stores, record shops and boutiques share the sidewalk with vacant sites and historic properties, and graffiti tags vie with murals.
Potential sites include sidewalks, streets and side streets, medians, exterior walls, alleys, parking areas, storefronts, and vacant interiors. Images of the sites can be viewed by visiting www.1708gallery.org/enter-inlight. You may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments.
The deadline for submissions is midnight, July 15, 2012.
For more information about InLight Richmond 2012 and to submit a proposal, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/enter-inlight.