Al­liance Cel­e­brates Arts Day With Hand­made Pa­rade

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Oc­to­ber is Arts and Hu­man­i­ties Month and Satur­day, Oct. 7 is Cal­i­for­nia Arts Day. All are en­cour­aged to join in to cel­e­brate the arts that en­rich and en­hance our lives by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Tuolumne County Arts Al­liance’s sec­ond an­nual ‘Hand­made Pa­rade.’

The Hand­made Pa­rade is a col­lec­tive art ex­pe­ri­ence for any­one who wants to cel­e­brate cre­ativ­ity in an ac­tiv­ity that fosters com­mu­nity in­volve­ment and cre­ative ex­pres­sion. De­scribed as a “walk­ing the­atri­cal per­for­mance,” think Mardi Gras in the Mother­lode.

In­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies, busi­nesses, clubs and groups are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate. Build a float or carry a prop, dress in cos­tume. Walk, stroll, push, pull, bike, drum, dance or sing down Main Street in Jamestown with fel­low rev­el­ers. Par­tic­i­pants can also in­clude some kind of lights in the de­sign as the pa­rade will make two trips along Main Street, and the sec­ond time en­trants will ‘light up’ the pa­rade route.

Only a few rules ap­ply; en­tries must not be po­lit­i­cal, no live an­i­mals (ex­cept ser­vice an­i­mals), no writ­ten words (or­ga­niz­ers will sup­ply a small sign for your en­try), no lo­gos or gas ve­hi­cles. Mo­tor­ized wheel­chairs are ac­cept­able and elec­tric mo­tors op­er­at­ing en­tries are wel­come. All par­tic­i­pants are re­quired to be in some kind of cos­tume.

If you don’t have time prior to the fes­tiv­i­ties to pre­pare, there will be ta­bles set up at the event with things you can make on the spot and then you can reg­is­ter and spon­ta­neously par­tic­i­pate. There will be ma­te­ri­als to make masks, lanterns, wings and ro­bot heads and more.

If you don’t want to march, just come and cheer on the marchers.

The fes­tiv­i­ties are set for Satur­day, Oct. 7 at Rocca Park in Jamestown and be­gin at 5 p.m.

A small por­tion of Main Street will be closed to auto traf­fic at around 6:30 p.m. The Columbia Jazz Band will be playing mu­sic in the gazebo, there will be craft­ing booths and photo booths. The first pass of the pa­rade will be­gin at 7 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the pa­rade check out the TCAA web­site at www. tuolum­necount­


Home­made cos­tumes of all types will be on dis­play at the fun and fes­tive sec­ond an­nual Hand­made Pa­rade, sched­uled for Satur­day, Oct. 7 at Rocca Park in Jamestown.

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