WonderFool Productions, a non-profit arts organization working with the Ann Arbor community to produce events, has teamed up with the Ypsilanti community to produce the fourth annual YpsiGLOW which will take place on Oct. 25 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on N. Washington Street between Pearl Street and Michigan Avenue. The event is free and for all ages.
YpsiGLOW is a light-filled celebration with creative window displays, interactive creatures, music, dancing, street performances, glowing costumes, Halloween costumes and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and anything that glows.
Jennifer Goulet, producer of YpsiGLOW described the event.
“It is a light filled, music filled, celebration of art and community,” Goulet said.
All month long are free series of art-making workshops, there is no experience or supplies required. The Ypsilanti District Library on Michigan Avenue will hold workshops on Saturdays until Oct. 19 from 3-5 p.m in which participants can learn how to make giant GLOW-heads and join the YDL’s GLOW team in the procession. Additionally, on Sundays until Oct. 20 from 11 to 4 p.m. participants can work with local artists to create luminaries and costumes at the Riverside Art Center at 76 N. Huron Street
Engage @EMU has also been contributing to the event through Kristen Klochko, the Communication & Operations Manager of Engage @EMU. Klochko, Goulet and Jeri Rosenburg, WonderFool Productions team member, encourage EMU student organizations, sororities, fraternities and individuals to volunteer for the workshops and the main event.
For more information on YpsiGLOW volunteer opportunities, access the volunteer form at https://forms.gle/Ak85BsC2TH7yrtGd9
Related events are being held before YpsiGLOW. From 4 to 6:30 p.m. the Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse will provide last minute, glowing accessories for the main event. Then, from 5:30 to 7p.m., will be the annual Halloween event for trick or treating hosted by the YDL. There will be music, face painting, costume contest and more leading up to YpsiGLOW.
At 6:30 p.m., participants will parade in their glowing attire and costumes departing from various locations such as the Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse, Sweetwater’s Cafe on W. Cross Street and the Downtown Ypsilanti District Library, and ultimately the crowds will join in Downtown Ypsilanti where the festivities will begin.