Throughout our brief history and across every continent, we have made lanterns and lit luminaries to banish the shadows, celebrate our holy days, and brighten the darkest of nights. Lantern parade is a powerful vehicle to galvanize people to create, play, and socialize together in a truly unique interface between art and community.
Parades help to build beautiful memories and engage creativity, collaboration, and celebration at their core. A lantern parade doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate. It can be simple and elegant with a beat of a drum, or wild and exuberant and the streets shake with joy.
Gowri will be facilitating an all-day Pyramid Lantern Workshop at the North Carolina Museum of Art on November 18th, 2023. Please contact NCMA for more details.
- Under the Silver Moon, Cary’s 3rd annual community lantern parade will be taking place on Saturday, January 13th, 2024.
- If you are a resident of Wake or neighboring counties and are interested in attending a workshop, please visit MyCary.org for more information.
- A professional development workshop for Wake County art teachers will take place on September 23rd, 2023.
- The 2-day intensive large-scale lantern workshop for artists is back by popular demand! November 4-5th, 2023. Details to follow.