Community to light up the night at Vizcaya with twilight parade

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Community to light up the night at Vizcaya with twilight parade
Community to light up the night at Vizcaya with twilight parade
Featuring lanterns created during community art-making workshops, a twilight parade will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m.
Photo by Ben Thacker

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is hosting “Weave,” a twilight parade and block party on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m.

Featuring lanterns created during community art-making workshops, Weave is the culmination of the creative and immersive process of artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles’ Processional Arts Workshop. In the week prior, hundreds of local residents, families and family-service organizations take part in hands-on workshops, where each built upon the work from the previous day. This lighted, community-built art makes its debut at the twilight parade.

This summer marks the return of Processional Arts Workshop to Vizcaya, continuing an annual tradition of this community-built art that began with Whirl in 2016. This year’s illuminated procession, titled Weave, explores the patterns, motifs and textures that form the visual rhythms of Vizcaya.

In creating Vizcaya, James Deering, Vizcaya’s original owner, and his artistic director, Paul Chalfin, undertook multiple journeys throughout Europe, assembling a collection of artifacts and architectural details that reflect many cultures and time periods. Weave brings these threads of Vizcaya’s visual narrative together in a participatory procession of lanterns, sounds and projections.

Weave embraces South Florida residents through collaborative community-based workshops. During these workshops visiting artists Kahn and Michahelles introduce a variety of artistic techniques to workshop participants to transform archival imagery from Vizcaya’s collection into giant illuminated structures, performed in procession by workshop and community volunteers of all ages.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a block party in Vizcaya Village’s parking lot, complete with food trucks, music and entertainment. The twilight parade performance begins at 8:30 p.m. winding its way from the Vizcaya Village eastward to Vizcaya’s formal gardens and bayfront.

Tickets to Weave are $10 for general admission; $5 for children age six to twelve, and free for children age 5 and under. Pre-registration is required as tickets will not be available at the door. It is recommended to purchase tickets early as this program sells out quickly. Purchase your tickets online at vizcayatickets.org.


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