Glow Show back to light up the night

Oct 31, 2018
Blacklight fun is par of the Glow Show, an annual All Ages Art Happening at Waterfall Arts in Belfast.

Belfast — Every year, for one night, the Waterfall Arts building goes dark so revelers can "oooh" and "ahh" their way through an interactive installation of all things that glow, flicker, sparkle and shine. AAAH: The Glow Show returns for its sixth year Saturday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The all-out, all ages art extravaganza has been described as "the most psychedelic party in Belfast" and "an arts and craft rave for kids." Tickets at the door are $5; $3 for kids younger than 12. Parental supervision is required, so stay and play at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St.

This one-of-a-kind event is inspired by holidays around the world that light the darkness of late autumn. Many of the works featured throughout the building are created by event organizer Bridget Matros and students in the after-school art programs at Waterfall Arts.

The first floor will feature The Infinity Closet, the Starlight Toy Lounge and Illuminated Art Gallery in the Bridge Studio; and a Day of the Dead Ofrenda (altar). 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, dance floor, neon posters, DIY glow face paint and even glowing snacks and beverages. Attendees should look for the Glowtography Booth, Glow Fashion Show (wear your whites and neons and work it), rad racecar track, fortunes by Jaambi and numerous interactive, light-up art installations.

The second floor will include the Shadow Puppet Theater (a favorite from last year) and Lite Brite Central. The third floor and mezzanine will include glow bowling, a disco landing, photographic dark room, a light and shadow installation by Kate Sweater and the Analogue Snuggery.

Throughout the year, All Ages Art Happenings (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 made possible by local business year-round sponsors Little River Veterinary Hospital, The Green Store, Sundog Solar and VeloInk. In-kind support for the Glow Show is provided by Marshall Wharf Brewery and the Belfast Co-op. Additional support is provided by foundations such as the Davis Family Foundation, Onion Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission, as well as individual donors. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.

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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