Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade to light up State Street on Saturday – NBC Chicago


Halloween in Chicago is about to get a lot more colorful. At least, that’s the goal of artists and creatives across town who take part in the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, which returns to Chicago on Saturday for its seventh year.

The parade, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., will march down State Street as part of the grand finale of the city’s “Halloweek” program.

According to the organizers, the event brings together world-renowned institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago organizations like the Lookingglass Theater Company, major programs like After School Matters and budding artists from all fields.

Artistic Director, Commissioner Mark Kelly, believes the parade is a great opportunity to showcase the city’s incredible artistry and diversity.

“It’s a celebration of Chicago’s creative communities and it’s filled with spectacle, giant puppets, fire performers and circus acts … it’s different from most parades in Chicago.”

This event is free and open to the public. Commissioner Kelly is also encouraging families and people of all ages to come and watch a very special Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, as this event is “very kid friendly but also for adults.”

For more information on how you can get involved or participate in the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, click here.


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