Photo courtesy of Christy Chan.

 
Bay Area artist Christy Chan invites locals to be part of a new public art project, Inside Out. This endeavor turns written autobiographical phrases into large-scale, luminous night-time video projections on the walls of the Richmond Civic Center. Chan explains it this way: “At a time when the word wall is being used to divide people, in this project, a wall is used to bring together a community of diverse backgrounds to raise their voices and be seen.”
 
At this unique ice cream social, you’ll find writing prompts to help inspire phrases for the wall, but you can also submit your phrase on the project’s website through August 5. Selected phrases will light up the Civic Center’s five-story wall from August 21 through August 25, 8–11pm nightly. Info and submissions: here 
 
Inside Out Ice Cream Social
Sunday July 14, 12:30–2:30pm
Kaleidoscope Coffee
109 Park Place, Point Richmond