This past weekend was the annual Festifools celebration. It's a unique event to our town. It's a project that the U of M's Art school started as a way of bringing together art and community. it happens every April 1st and is quite the visual treat. For the past few years it's only been held one day for an hour, where the main street is blocked off featuring a parade of Gigantic paper mache puppets and music filling the street, similar to a Mardi Gras celebration. This year the event was several days long with a kick off with a new event called "Fool moon".
Fullmoon was a Luminary procession filled with tons of local people (including us) that made luminaries out of wire, tape, paper and glue in all sorts of shapes and sizes......we wove our way through the downtown streets and ended up in the heart of downtown where the streets were closed off and Music and people filled the streets with so many sights and sounds. it was amazing!
So the following images are from the past two days, I hope you like them. it truly was a magical event. I am super proud to admit that not only was I born and raised in this town, but I love living in a place that embraces the Arts the way we do here in Ann Arbor, every place should be like that! :)
We started with creating our own luminary. It's a really fun project and easy to do, you can come up with any kind of shape or design here is a link to a tutorial if you'd like to make one yourself :)
I just had this whole post worked out with a ton of pictures and links, tons of text etc. etc. and my computer froze, losing everything that took me literally 2 hours to upload. Grrrrrr!
SO, needless to say I am SUPER grouchy right now,
I am now only going to post a couple of pics from that night, and a small video to give you a taste, it really was a visual and audio treat.
when we got to our final destination, it looked and sounded like this
you can then see some fabulous images from my adorable friend, and Uber Amazing photographer Myra Klarman
....her pictures on her blog are AWESOME!
Tomorrow I'll post pictures of the Parade....
here's a peek
I took photos of those using my Iphone and the Hipstamatic app. very vintage and cool, if you don't have that app, I suggest (highly) that you fork out the .99 cents, you will not be disappointed :)