Your Art in a Parade!

March 10, 2010

WPArade: an Art Parade at the Capitol Riverfront

Deadline for entries:
April 12, 2010 and May 5, 2010 (see submission guidelines for details)

Images top left and right: the Deitch Project Art Parade, Soho, NYC; bottom left: The Cleveland Museum of Art's Parade the Circle; bottom right: the Chicago Art Parade

WPArade: The WPA Art Parade is an extravaganza of artists connecting with community to create a moving visual spectacle of art and culture. Visual artists, performers, architects, musicians, and visual arts organizations are invited to work independently, together, and in partnership with community organizations to create inflatable art, placards, portable sculpture, and street performance.

DATE: WPArade will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2010
TIME: 12:00 pm
ROUTE: Start at Half St SE & M St SE, end at Half St SE & N St SE
parade_route_detail(parade route in pink)
Participants can traverse the route in any manner that is non-motorized (wagons, bicycles, walking, etc. are acceptable). The WPArade will culminate in a post-parade celebration until 3:00 pm (open to all participants and attendees) at The Bullpen on Half Street, SE. All participants must submit an entry form.

OPTION 1: Artists (of any discipline) and arts organizations can submit a proposal for their WPArade entry, float, or performance as an individual or a group. See submission guidelines for details and restrictions. You do not need to be a member of WPA to apply.

OPTION 2: Individual artists that are current members of WPA can apply for funding to work with a community organization of their choice to jointly develop an entry for the WPArade. There will be five awards of $1,000 granted to individual artists to work with a community group to participate in the WPArade. click here to download the full call for artists and entry form>>