For five weeks prior to Parade the Circle, participants create their own costumes, masks, and giant puppets at Cleveland Museum of Art public workshops or their own locations. No written words, logos, motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs), or live animals; entries should not propagandize a particular political or religious belief.
2019 Public Workshops
Create your parade entry at public workshops at the parade tent (11150 East Blvd., corner of Wade Oval Dr. and East Blvd., in the former CIA parking lot). Workshop pass costs: Individuals $85; Families and Groups $275 up to 4 people, $70 each additional person. Workshops are open to all ages; children under 15 must register and attend with someone older. Registration fees include parade entry fee. Group rates, scholarship assistance, and payment plans are available.
Artists assist participants in making masks, costumes, and giant puppets using papier-mâché, cloth, and recycled materials. Public workshops at the parade tent begin May 3 and are offered every Wednesday/Friday, 6:00–9:00 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m., until the parade.
All workshops are held in the Parade Tent (former CIA parking lot, corner of East Blvd and Wade Oval Dr).
To be listed in the printed program, register by Sunday, May 19, 2019. Parade participation is open to anyone, but registration is required. Register for all workshops or the parade during any public workshop. For questions, call Community Arts at 216-707-2483 or email commartsinfo [at] clevelandart.org.
2019 Stilt Weekend
Stilt artists show you how to walk on stilts. Free to all, but priority is given to passholders; children must be at least 10 years old.
May 4, 5 and 11, 12, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Passholders without stilts may order them only during stilt weekends: $75$90. Keep your stilts after safety training.
2019 Stilt Dancing
Learn stilt safety, tying, and the art of dancing on stilts. Workshop pass required. Free with workshop pass.
Every Saturday/Sunday, 1:30–4:30, from May 18 until the parade
For questions, call Community Arts at 216–707–2483 or email commartsinfo [at] clevelandart.org.