Thursday, July 19, 2012

CREATIVE ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES THEME FOR 2012 LANTERN PARADE & FESTIVAL: MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Creative Alliance Announces Theme for

2012 Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival:

Phantasmic Creatures of Earthly Delight

and First-ever After Party:

Glow Ball

Saturday, October 27
3:30 PM Festival. 7:00 PM Parade Line Up. 7:30 PM Parade Starts

The 2012 Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival: Phantasmic Creatures of Earthly Delight celebrates imaginary beings, magical creatures, and mythological beasts inspired by Baltimore’s Patterson Park.

The free Festival sets the park aglow this year with free hayrides, pumpkin decorating and awesome food trucks. Marching bands play samba, gypsy music and more light the night. Your last chance to to make-your-own-lantern in a workshop at the Creative Alliance this fall, re-purposing plastic bottles into fantastic creature lanterns to be carried in the Parade. 

Artistic Director is Baltimore-based artist Laure Drogoul. Working with the community and guest artists, Drogoul creates glowing lanterns on the Boat Lake, video projections to light up the park's Ice Skating rink bubble, and artist performances and installations all along the Parade Route. All are welcome to dress in costume, make lanterns, then carry them in the community-created Parade. There is a contest for best costume and lantern. Or...watch the Parade from anywhere along the route.

After the kids are in bed, come out for Glow Ball, our first Halloween Parade AFTER-PARTY! This mad costume party/dance fest will feature many of the bands in the Parade and plenty of "Lantini" cocktails at the Creative Alliance. Tix for Glow Ball benefit the Parade. (Festival & Parade line up at Pulaski Monument, Eastern & Linwood Aves, Patterson Park Baltimore.) FREE. Glow Ball is a ticketed adult party until 2 AM at the Creative Alliance after The Parade.

Creative Alliance invites the community to drop off clean plastic bottles at 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224. For tickets to Glow Ball and information about a free lantern workshop on Friday October 19 at the Creative Alliance, visit www.creativealliance.org

Pre-Events

Lantini Party: A Groovy Not-for-Kids Halloween Lantern Workshop!
WHEN: October 19, 8 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
A DJ sets the vinyl for soul and "Lantini" cocktails are served, as the grown-up set gets ready for Baltimore's must-see Halloween event. Assemble and decorate a festive  lantern that puts you at the center of the action, marching in The Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival Sat Oct 27. Make new friends, chat up your neighbors & dance! Drink specials abound! Hosted by Patterson Park Neighborhood Association & Highlandtown Community Association. For ticket price,
visit www.creativealliance.org

Lantern Making Workshop for the Community
WHEN: Sundays Oct 14 & Oct 21, 10 AM, 12:30 PM & 3 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Families, friends, and neighbors: come out for a free lantern-making workshop at the Creative Alliance and get geared up to participate in the Halloween Lantern Festival and Parade! The workshop is free. Donation suggested. Participation limited to first 50 people. Reservations strongly recommended by calling the Creative Alliance at 410-276-1651.