Lantern Parade 2018

Lyndon House Arts Center and ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art

Present the 2018 Lantern Parade

November 1, beginning at 7:00 PM

(ATHENS) The Lyndon House Arts Center and ATHICA have partnered to host the 2018 Lantern Parade, an evening walk between the two locations on Thursday November 1st beginning at 7:00 PM.

ATHICA, now at its new location at the Leathers Building, 675 Pulaski Street, Suite 1200, joins the Lyndon House Arts Center to celebrate our neighborhood arts district with a lantern parade on November 1, 2018.  The parade route begins at the Arts Center at 211 Hoyt Street ending at ATHICA.  The route will go west down Hoyt Street, past the Athens Council on Aging and up the Pulaski Heights Trail for just over half a mile.

The parade will be led by the clown troupe band The Thunder Dreamers, featuring Cal Clements.  All are invited to bring lanterns and flashlights and join the fun. Assembly will start at the Lyndon House Arts Center at 7:00 PM and the parade will commence at 7:30 PM.

On arrival at ATHICA, parade participants are invited to stay for a sneak preview of the annual juried exhibition, featuring work selected by juror Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Director of Curatorial Affairs for the KSU Zuckerman Museum of Art. Festive beverages and hot chocolate will be served.

Lanterns must be powered by battery, solar, or other flameless light sources. No fire-based, flame lanterns will be permitted in order to ensure the safety of all participants.  All parade participants are advised to carry either a lantern or a flashlight in order to ensure visibility on the parade route.  Please leave pets and bicycles at home.  No motorized vehicles permitted.

Lantern-making workshops are offered at the Lyndon House Arts Center on October 11 and October 25 from 6-8 PM, pre-registration required.

ATHICA will provide a drop-in lantern-making activity at the Creature Comforts brewery on October 14, from 4-6 PM.

For more information, please call the Lyndon House at 706-613-3623.  Please visit the Lyndon House at or on Facebook and Instagram.

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Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt St in Athens GA, is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department and is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.