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Luminata lights up the first night of fall

By master · September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Hundreds turned out to participate in the annual “Luminata” lantern walk around Green Lake on Tuesday night.  Organized by the Fremont Arts Council, the procession celebrates the autumnal equinox.

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For the past few weeks, local artists lead a series of workshops where people could learn to make their own lanterns.  Above, artist Leslie Zenz adjusts the bodice to her illuminated bird costume. 


It took two full weeks of 8-hour days to create “The Bird and The Mayor”.  The cane and paper luminaria were originally created to be worn by stilt walkers as part of the Arts-A-Glow festival in Burien earlier this month.


This impressive “Dragon” also took weeks to make.

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People of all ages were invited to participate in the parade. 


Handmade art lanterns were carried by both hand, boat and with this “big catch”, bikes. 

Music and singing could be heard all along the promenade.  The festival concluded with hot cider and treats.  Happy Fall to everyone! 

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