Let There Be Light

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 6-9 p.m., downtown Charlottesville (Postponed from Saturday, Dec. 11)
Free Admission
General Admission
The Saturday, December 11 Let There Be Light exhibition is postponed due to weather concerns. The exhibition will be held on the rain date, Sunday, December 12, around the downtown Charlottesville area, from 6-9 p.m.

Two nights! Two sites! PVCC's 15th annual outdoor exhibition of light-centered artworks returns, this year featuring two separate events in two nights of creative illumination as the longest night of the year approaches.

Friday, December 10, 6-9 p.m. (rain date: Saturday, December 11, 6-9 p.m.)
Location: Grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building, PVCC main campus in Charlottesville

Featuring the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Artmobile traveling gallery, dance performances, glowing art installations, free hot cider (while it lasts) and more.

Saturday, December 11, 6-9 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, December 12, 6-9 p.m.)
Location: Sites around downtown Charlottesville (
map of locations)
Featuring interactive electronic music, a slow dance promenade along the Downtown Mall, installations lighting up the yards and homes of neighbors, glowing lanterns of clay and a special collaborative work by event creators James Yates and the late Beryl Solla, to whom this year's Let There Be Light celebration is dedicated.

Please remember to bring your own flashlight and feel free to add to the festivities by dressing as an "enlightened being." Visit www.LetThereBeLightPVCC.com for more information, including participating artists and their works.

Curated by James Yates and Fenella Belle.

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