Arts in the Dark: The Halloween parade celebrating Chicago's creative community

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 6–8pm

State Street from Lake St. to Van Buren St.

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The Halloween Parade of Artists, celebrating Chicago's Creative Spirits

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Arts in the Dark unites the city’s diverse creative community in a magical nighttime parade. Drawing together world-renowned institutions as well as artists in assorted fields, this dramatic display activates Halloween as the “artist’s holiday”.

This family-friendly spectacle will begin as dusk arrives and will include live music, unique floats, fanciful giant puppets and more. The parade is produced by LUMA8 and will be led by 8 creative leaders whose work has animated our city in a powerful way. Join us for an evening of entertainment in one of the most important cultural districts in the nation!

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State Street from Lake St. to Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60605

FREE Admission

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