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For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristen Finn
August 19, 2020

Cell: 540-878-7997 | Email:


One Night Only!  
Friday, August 21 @ 8:45pm
  (Rain Date: Saturday, August 22 @ 8:45pm) Market Street Park: 101 E. Market Street

In response to the current national reckoning with racial inequality, police brutality, and Confederate monuments, a group of Charlottesville artists and anti-racist activists will present A LIGHT IN THE DARK on Friday, August 21 at 8:45 pm in Market Street Park. (Rain Date: Saturday, August 22.) Designed to be experienced one night only, this public art intervention features work created by local artists of color that centers Black lives and histories. 

The project is part of an on-going effort to reclaim the public space as a site that celebrates Black artists and experiences, and inspires viewers to challenge existing mores and entrenched structural racism in our community. Organizers and artists hope the event will encourage the transformation of the Park now dominated by the Robert E. Lee statue from a place of white supremacy and Black exclusion into a place of reinvention and imagination.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Several artists will be available for interviews either before or after the event.

A LIGHT IN THE DARK includes work by these artists and activists:
Bolanle Adeboye
Eze Amos
Zyahna Bryant 
A.D. Carson
Sahara Clemons
Sarad Davenport (SaradSpeaks)
Lorenzo Dickerson
Jeff Dobrow
Clarence Green
Tanesha Hudson
Jae Johnson
Ramona Martinez
Iréne Mathieu 
Marley Nichelle
Jalane Schmidt 
Frank Walker
Derrick Waller

A LIGHT IN THE DARK was organized by:
Eze Amos 
Sahara Clemons 
Lisa Draine 
Kristen Finn 
Ramona Martinez 
Kristin Schroeder 
Clare Terni 

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