Stories indexed with the term ‘FoolMoon’

Ashley & Washington

Family with luminary constructed at Workantile workshop in preparation for FoolMoon next Friday, April 4, 2014. [photo] A four-legged creature of some kind.

A2: FoolMoon

Photographer Myra Klarman has posted some gorgeous images taken at the April 5 FoolMoon festivities in downtown Ann Arbor, including luminaries that fit this year’s theme of “Foo[L]d” (Foolish Food) – a futomaki roll, Moon Pops, cupcakes, bananas, fish and more. As she writes, “a veritable smorgasbord of divine delectables.” [Source]

Washington & Main

Streets closed for tonight’s FoolMoon event – Washington between Main and First, and Ashley between Liberty and Washington. Traffic downtown is a bit snarled.

Photo Essay: FoolMoon Over Ann Arbor

Every Sunday in March, the Workantile Exchange – a coworking space at 118 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor – is hosting a series of workshops for FoolMoon, a new event that’s happening in conjunction with this year’s FestiFools street parade. While FestiFools will feature oversized puppets parading down Main Street on Sunday, April 3 from 4-5 p.m., FoolMoon will take place on the evening of Friday, April 1. Starting at 8:30 p.m., processions of paraders carrying hand-made illuminated sculptures will emerge from four different locations in Ann Arbor and converge downtown at Washington & Main for musical and shadow puppet shows – and who knows what else?

FoolMoon workshop at the Workantile Exchange in Ann Arbor

A moon's-eye view of luminary-makers at the March 6, 2011 FoolMoon workshop, held at the Workantile Exchange in downtown Ann Arbor. FestiFools asked Jimmie Thompson (former Michigan Artist of the Year) to direct the workshops.

The WorkEx workshops run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – they are free, and are open to all. If you’d like some help in creating your lantern, here’s a video that gives some guidance. Alternatively, FoolMoon Luminary Sculpture Kits are being sold at several local stores. The kits cost $20, contain all the materials needed to make a koi-shaped lantern, and are available at these Ann Arbor businesses: Downtown Home and Garden, Peaceable Kingdom, Acme Mercantile, Ace Barnes Hardware, B-Green, Yourist Studio Gallery, Found, and Trillium Realty.

On Sunday, March 6, local photographer Myra Klarman captured the action at the WorkEx. See anyone you know? [Full Story]