Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Parade The Circle

Everyone loves a parade—especially one that celebrates the arts. On our most recent Artfits field trip, Annette and Cathy and I headed over to University Circle to view the free community arts parade presented annually by the Cleveland Museum of Art. International and national guest artists joined Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt-dancers, handmade masks and colorful floats. It was another beautiful day in Cleveland and the parade was truly a visual extravaganza.

This costume was stunning and swirled so gracefully down the street.

A fantastic giant puppet with hair spilling out like a fountain of color.

What could be more fun than another giant puppet?

Two giant puppets!

I think it's obvious that I adore colorful giant puppet creatures.

There were actually about 2,000 people who marched in the parade including this group who painted themselves blue!

It was another fabulous, fun-filled Artfits field trip. If you’d like to see more photos, click here to go to the Artfits blog or here to check out Flickr group photos.


Anonymous said...

How cool to have an arts parade. Cleveland must be very progressive.

rivergardenstudio said...

What an incredible parade, I love the giant puppets too, and all the colors... Roxanne

Ro Bruhn said...

This is fabulous, such wonderful costumes and colour. Thanks for your comments too.