GRAND RAPIDS,Mich. — This sublime moonlit event will feature a fantastic procession of hand-made illuminated sculptures carried by dancing teams of merrymakers as they thread their way through downtown Grand Rapids. Pageant participants and revelers alike can follow the FoolMoon Processional to the afterglow party on the south lawn of Grand Rapids Public Museum. Delicious treats and spirits plus a unique roving shadow-puppet performance, experimental wall-sized video game, club dancing to DJ Scout, and more! Guaranteed to be a sizzler under the stars! Grand Rapids Public Museum (south lawn) Saturday, Sept. 28th, 7pm to 11pm.
Local Grand Rapids community members are creating hundreds of glowing handmade sculptural lanterns in preparation for this spectacular illuminated extravaganza. FoolMoon organizers from WonderFool Productions will be offering FREE Luminary Sculpture Workshops during the month of September. You can craft a simple objet d’illumination in just two hours. Or, grander ambitions are welcome to make it an all-day affair. Walk away with the coolest art from ArtPrize! Don’t just see it, be it!
Free Downtown Grand Rapids Luminary making workshops:
· Grand Rapids Public Musuem, Family-friendly workshop, Saturday Sept. 21st, 10am-2pm. No admission fee required.
· ArtPrize Luminary workshop under the tent at Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Ctr. St. NW, Saturday Sept. 21st, 4-8pm.
· Grand Rapids Public Museum happy-hour “Luminaries and Libations” workshop (21+), Galleria, Friday, Sept. 27th, 6-10pm. (cash bar)
· First United Methodist Church, 227 Fulton St. E. Family-friendly workshops Sunday Sept. 22nd 1-4pm., and outdoors on Saturday Sept. 28th, 1-4pm.
Fool Moon, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, will take place on Saturday, September 28th, starting at dusk (approx 7:30pm).
Artists, gawkers, street performers and roving musicians are encouraged to meet up on the south lawn of the Grand Rapids Public Museum by 7:30pm on Saturday, September 28th. A beautiful, multitude of hand-made illuminated lantern sculptures, performers, and musicians will then head towards downtown Grand Rapids returning to the Grand Rapids Public Museum by 8:30pm.
FoolMoon is destined to become one of Grand Rapid’s most unique public art events bringing the entire community together to help create an evening of moonlit beauty, spectacle, and celebration.
FoolMoon/ArtPrize 2013 is produced by WonderFool Productions (http://WonderFoolProductions.org) in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Mark Tucker is a Founder and Creative Director of FoolMoon.