Inside Out
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INSIDE OUT IS COMING TO RICHMOND,CA

Inside Out is a public art project. We’re turning text statements submitted by Richmond locals into large scale projections on to the four story walls of city hall, as an official Richmond public art project.

We are proud to work with the City of Richmond on Inside Out as the first American city to launch this project.

The projections will be of text written by YOU. Thoughts and feelings you don’t get to normally express aloud.

Share your funny. Share your weird. Share your sad. Share your real. Share your truths.

In a time when the word “wall” is being used to divide people, one American city’s walls are for its people. To share your truths, your stories.

To submit an anonymous phrase for consideration, go to our “Submission” page.

There will also be public workshops held in Richmond to write our phrases together. (Write us to request a workshop at your school or community center.)

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See your words light up the city

THE INSIDE OUT PROJECT

WHEN DOES THIS HAPPEN

The phrases are scheduled to go live on City Center’s walls in late August 2019, in conjunction with a community celebration.

WHO’S BEHIND IT

The project is being created by Bay Area artist Christy Chan Art and her team of collaborators.

Support for Inside Out / Richmond comes from local community partners: Animated Architecture, The Richmond Art Center, Christy Chan Art & Collaborators . and in part by a Public Art Neighborhood Grant from the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission

The words projected by Inside Out will not reflect the opinions of the Artist Team or City of Richmond, but rather the views of the people.

This is 100% non-profit and fueled by the dedication of volunteers. To volunteer for inside Out, contact us. ( we need graphic designers and video editors)

WHY WOULD I DO THIS?

Your voice matters. Your voice counts. Especially if you don’t usually feel that your place in this country, this city or community is obvious to you or those around you.

Inside Out is 100% inclusive. We believe that the words of everyday citizens mean as much, if not more, than powerful figures we watch in the news or hear on the radio.

WHY RICHMOND?

Why not Richmond? You live here. We live here. Richmond is a quintessential American city, a place where life and culture happens. From moment to moment, this is a place where families and people of all backgrounds are building their lives.

Moreover, Richmond is one of the last remaining socioeconomically diverse cities in the Bay Area. The Bay Area is about much more than tech companies or tourists. It is about a city like Richmond.

Let the whole Bay Area know who you are, and what you stand for

WILL I BE A PART OF SOMETHING NEW? YES.

All over the world, projections are being used as a luminous night-time art. But usually it is expressing the image or words of someone who has power, such as a political figure or an advertisement by a corporation. This project is different. We are working closely with the City of Richmond to make this a project that is by the public and serves the public.

Let’s take back the word wall.

These walls will give us a way to get to know our own neighbors, and discover our common humanity.

Tax payer city walls are for its people. Walls can be used to unite, not divide.

IS THIS FOR EVERYBODY? YES

Everybody who lives or works in Richmond is eligible to submit.

WHO WILL SEE IT? HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Once phrases are collected, the artist team will visually prepare a selection of them for projection. The projections will go up in August, and be viewable at night, from Barrett Avenue and the surrounding areas. They will be large enough to be seen from foot and car traffic in the area.