• Photo: Iwan Baan

  • Photo: Iwan Baan

  • Photo: Iwan Baan

It’s finally here!

The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU opens to the public on April 21 with a site-wide exhibition, Declaration, and a day-long Block Party showcasing Richmond’s curious-minded culture. Block Party will offer artists, makers, interactive activities, as well as live music, performances, and food. Held outdoors on the Markel Center grounds, Block Party is free and open to the public.

Enjoy live performances throughout the day, emceed by Kelli Lemon with DJ Lonnie B:

Featuring Performances by:

  • Chance Fischer
  • Mighty Joshua
  • Josh Small & Andrew Alli
  • Photosynthesizers
  • T Soul Music
  • The Legacy Band
  • Yewande Austin

    Food Truck Court

  • Jadean’s Smokin’ Six O
  • Slideways Mobile Bistro
  • Kona Ice
  • Happy Empanada
  • Cheezilla’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese
  • The Hungry Turtle
  • River City Wood Fire
    Plus, an Artists’ Alley, the ICA Shop, bike valet, activities for kids, and more.

    Admission to the ICA is free, but timed tickets will be required for building and exhibition access during opening weekend, April 21–22. After opening, timed tickets will be required for exhibition entry and special events only. Timed tickets will be available closer to April 21!

    Declaration will be on view through September 9, 2018.