VisArts Invites Community to Contribute to Participatory Sculpture During Richmond Marathon

November 11, 2016 News

On Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Visual Arts Center of Richmond invites members of the community to stop by the Center, cheer on family and friends who are participating in the Richmond Marathon, and contribute to a participatory sculpture called a “Wish Cloud.”

Inspired by wishing walls like the one at last year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square and “I wish this was” by Candy Chang, the three-dimensional piece will incorporate Richmonders’ wishes for the future. Participants will be invited to write down their wish, roll it up and tuck it into the cloud.

An e-mail VisArts sent to supporters read, “We think art’s important and we know you do too. Art helps communities come together, consider new perspectives and engage in conversation.”

The project will get underway this Saturday and people will be able to continue to contribute to it throughout Craft + Design, scheduled for Nov. 18-20 at the Science Museum of Virginia, and Present Factory, scheduled for Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at VisArts.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is located at 1812 W. Main Street, which is between mile 17 and 18 on the Richmond Marathon’s race course.