For five weeks prior to Parade the Circle, participants create their own costumes, masks, and giant puppets at Cleveland Museum of Art public workshops or their own locations. No written words, logos, motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs), or live animals; entries should not propagandize a particular political or religious belief.
2014 Public Workshops
Create your parade entry at public workshops at the museum. A workshop pass (individuals $50; families $150 up to 4 people, $25 each additional person) entitles you to attend all workshops. Workshops are open to all ages; children under 15 must register and attend with someone older. Registration fees include parade entry fee. Group rates and scholarship assistance are available.
Artists assist participants in making masks, costumes, and giant puppets using papier-mâché, cloth, and recycled materials. Public workshops begin May 9, 2014 and continue until the parade on June 14:
Fridays, May 9–June 13, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Saturdays, May 10–June 7, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Sundays, May 11–June 8, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
To be listed in the printed program, register by Sunday, May 25, 2014. Parade participation is open to anyone, but registration is required. Register for all workshops or the parade during any public workshop. For questions, call Nan Eisenberg at 216-707-2483 or e-mail commartsinfo [at] clevelandart [dot] org.
2014 Stilt Weekend
Try walking on stilts. Stilt artists show you how. Free to all, priority to pass holders; children must be at least 10 years old.
Saturday, May 17, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Passholders without stilts may order them only during stilt weekend: $60–$75. Keep your stilts after safety training.
2014 Stilt Dancing for Paraders
Learn stilt safety, tying, and the art of dancing on stilts. Free with workshop pass.
Saturdays, May 24–June 7, 1:30–4:30 p.m. (novice)
Sundays, May 25–June 8, 1:30–4:30 p.m. (advanced)
For questions, call Nan Eisenberg at 216–707–2483 or email commartsinfo [at] clevelandart [dot] org.