AHHH, The Glow Show is back

Nov 03, 2017
The black light-lit Fallout Shelter of Waterfall Arts is dance central during the annual Glow Show.

Belfast — Every year, for one night, two floors of Waterfall Arts go dark so revelers can "ooh" and "ahh" their way through an interactive installation of all things that glow, flicker, sparkle and shine.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 10 p.m., AAAH: The Glow Show for its fifth year at the arts center, 256 High St. The All Ages Art Happening, has been described as the most psychedelic party in Belfast and an arts and craft rave for kids.

This one-of-a-kind event is inspired by holidays around the world that "light the darkness" of late autumn. The Bridge Studio on the first floor, home to many of Waterfall Arts’ youth and family programs, will feature a magical gallery of work by event organizer Bridget Matros and students in the after school art programs, as well as the many light-up toys from years past — the Wall of Lite Brites being a favorite.

Downstairs, the Fallout Shelter performance space will be exclusively lit by black lights, provided by event sponsors Marshall Wharf Brewing Company, for optimal glowing effects. There will be light-up sensory tables, art activities, a dance floor, neon posters, glow face paint and even glowing snacks and beverages. Special features include the Glowtography Booth, Glow Bowling and numerous interactive, light-up art installations.

Tickets at the door are $5; $3 for kids younger than 12. The event is recommended for age 6 and up. Parental supervision is required, so why not stay and play? For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.

Throughout the year, AAAH events engage local youth and families through community-building “art parties” with memorable, themed, multi-sensory art experiences for all ages. AAAH events are led by Matros, coordinator of Waterfall Art’s Youth & Family Outreach Program made possible by local business sponsors The Green Store and the Belfast Co-op. Additional support is provided by foundations such as the Kennedy Family Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, the Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission, as well as individual donors.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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