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