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1708 Gallery continues to accept submissions of light-inspired art for the 7th annual InLight Richmond, a community display of art.

Submissions are due by midnight on Tuesday, July 15 for the event that will be held in Monroe Park on Friday, November 21.

“The geographic and architectural features that characterize Monroe Park and its surrounding streets, pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, benches, statues, building facades and more also mark the intersection of Richmond’s social, political and cultural memory,” the gallery said in a press release.

An honorarium of $300 will be awarded to each project, as well as technical and production support by 1708 Gallery.

All projects entered in InLight Richmond are eligible for $1,500 as Best in Show, $1,000 as Most Environmentally Conscious Award and $500 as the People’s Choice Award winner.

With the annual community event, InLight Richmond has featured 169 local, national and international artists, and welcomed more than 25,000 visitors in the last six years.

The entire community is invited to participate in the Community Lantern Parade at the start of the event at 7 p.m.

1708 Gallery is also celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

The gallery’s current exhibit is photography, paintings, and sculptures inspired by Harrison Haynes’ experience as a drummer.

“Haynes’s imagery suggest a band’s working space and engages both a material, rhythmic framework and a virtual, photographic space,” the gallery said in a statement about the exhibit.

“Medium Crash” will be on view through Saturday, July 19.

Haynes is a drummer for Les Savy Fav, a band based in New York.

He is based in North Carolina and holds a bachelor’s of fine arts from Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s of fine arts from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

1708 Gallery is located at 319 West Broad Street and can be reached at 804/643-1708. Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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