The Limbic System, Inc. launches #VirginiaAF, a one night gallery pop-up centralizing black, brown, queer and radically political / artistic voices, as part of this year’s NEON Festival in Downtown Norfolk’s NEON District on October 20 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
The event will be utilizing the empty storefront located at 848 Granby Street, on the corner of Olney Road and Granby Street.
The #virginiaAF Pop-up Gallery is a call to re-calibrate — from straight / white as neutral — to an American identity that centralizes black, brown, and LGBQT people, asserting themselves as a fluid, intelligent, articulate, pioneering, dissenting culture relentlessly reinventing itself as it fights for freedom and justice.
Parking for the Festival is located at the Harrison Opera House, directly across the street from the gallery.
#virginiaAF is a free event and will feature multiple DJs along with works from about a dozen local artists. A cash bar will be on-site serving beer and wine, and benefiting the LGBT Life Center.
The Curatorial Panel for the show included Ashley Berkman, Hampton Boyer, Nikki Leone, Avery Shaffer, and Will Sprueill. #virginiaAF was produced by Patrick Mullins and Janelle Burchfield.
#virginiaAF was inspired by #AmericanAF, a three-week festival at the New Ohio Theatre in New York City with a nightly multi-act bill of short films, plays, panels, music, visual art, and discussion. This was a pop-up event aimed to be a recalibration and recentering of American identity, to speak from a place that is fluid, diverse, inclusive, pioneering, intelligent, and relentlessly reinventing itself in the name of equality and justice.
The Limbic System, Inc. creates real and virtual spaces for life-changing interactions. For more info, go here: limbicsysteminc.com
This year’s NEON Festival is a free event and welcomes everyone to experience the NEON (New Energy of Norfolk) offerings through art exhibitions, local and national performances and mural tours.