Announcements / Jul 11th, 2014

15th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival Call for Submissions!

Creative Alliance | Merry Mart 2015

 Hello neighbors, artists, and community members!

2014 Great Halloween Lantern Parade theme is KALIDESCOPE!  A joyous celebration of color, KALIDESCOPE brings a NEW lantern design for the community workshops with the most colorful lanterns ever! We are commissioning light sculptures, and want your designs (read more below and attached). NEW and more dramatic parade route starts at the Boat Lake, across Linwood Ave, into the Annex Park, and back to Pulaski Monument. Marching bands return! A wonderful pre-parade family festival inside Pulaski Monument with kids’ costume contest, lantern workshops, and hayrides! Best of all, Halloween Lantern Parade shows off the thousands of our neighbors and artists who come together to create new lanterns and carry them in the Parade! KALIDESCOPE celebrates the vibrant light and colors shining when an active community comes together to light up Patterson Park since 1999.

Submit Your Design! Deadline – July 31st

We are looking for BIG, Bright, over 10′ tall, multi-cultural floats and performances for the Great Halloween Parade in Patterson Park! Collaborate with other artists, youth, seniors, and community groups!

The top ten proposals are awarded $250. Top two proposals are awarded $400 each and a Neighborhood Halloween Parade Studio at Patterson Park’s Pool House or Crown Industrial Park in Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District.

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Final selection of the Kaleidoscope Floats will be entirely the responsibility of the Selection Commitee, composed of Creative Alliance staff, partners, and community members. Artists will be notified by Friday, Aug 22. Email for details.