Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
All Souls Night's goal is to share and inspire handmade and live spectacle traditions, which mirror the extremes of the contrasting seasons of life and encourage creativity from all. Change is constant and inevitable in an evolving Universe and we provide a communal container in which to safely hold and process the gamut of joy, sorrow and gratitude for a subsequent sublimation into meaning-rich art and action. We want to spark year-round Twin Ports activities that observe these cycles in fun, original, profound ways, and also employ artists! We desire to honor the memory of those who have gone before, and model a holistic and active imagination towards the present and the future beings of our planet. The number of our participants and new attendees has increased every year, which indicates that we are doing most things right! Spontaneous comments for the most part express sincere gratitude for offering alternatives to Hollywood versions of Halloween. We conduct casual follow-up meetings with participants and observers for feedback to discuss the highs and lows of the event, and possible improvements for following years. We have an active Facebook page and a website page where the public can easy contact us to offer their talents and suggestions. Past feedback has been very positive and folks who have taken the time to approach us usually want to be involved in the following years.
Duluth All Souls Night collaborative of artists were paid for their considerable efforts creating the 2015 event. We were filled to capacity inside and out with more space allotted to us in the Depot. No one was turned away for lack of funds. Much of our artwork feature affordable materials transformed by creativity. Crowds visibly appreciated our artistic offerings of music, face painting, poetry, art displays, dancing, singing, stilt-walking, giant puppetry, fire-spinning. Participants of all ages and backgrounds contributed artwork, displays, rotten ideas, poetry, dancing and creativity with face paint/costumes. The gamut of human emotions were publicly expressed and accepted. Energy was transformed from grief to gratitude, compassion and desire for social justice.
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