Join us for a creative community celebration!
Friday, October 25, 2019
Downtown Ypsilanti will glow bright with hundreds of community and artist creations, DJ’s and dancing, interactive art activities, black-lit stations, street performances, glowing window displays, and more.
With even more community partners — and you — this year ‘s event promises to be brighter than ever!
Local artists will activate downtown storefront windows with creative installations. Many will come to life during the event, along with over a dozen multi-media projects, video projections, giant luminaries, performance art, live painting, shadow puppets, chalk muralists, and laser shows.
Anyone and Everyone is Invited! ypsiGLOW invites people of all ages and abilities, from all corners of our community, to unlock their creativity and imaginations.
Create Your Own GLOW!
At at any one of the FREE GLOWorkshops we’re hosting in October.
Community members of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. All you need to bring is your imagination. We’ll have artists on hand to help you make luminaries and/or a light-up costumes for the event.
Drop in any time!
Saturdays – 3 pm to 5 pm
Ypsilanti District Library
September 28th, October 5th, 12th, and 19th
Sundays – 11 am to 4pm
Riverside Arts Center
September 29th, October 6th, 13th, and 20th
Join the Pre-GLOW!!
4 – 6:30pm Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse
Drop in to collect some last-minute GLOW to join in the processional from Depot Town
Visit other local restaurants for GLOW Goodies:
- Grab a marGLOW-rita at MAIZ Mexican Cantina
- Eat the pizza buffet for $9.99 at Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill/ Stick’s
- Check out Area 51 at The Ypsilanti Food Co-Op
- Need GLOW to go? Stop by Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse for last minute costume pieces.
- Stop by Sidetrack Bar and Grill for a GLOW-tini and GLOWburger.
- Also participating: Haab’s Restaurant | Ypsilanti, Dolores, 734 Brewing Company, and Ziggy’s.
- More details to come from other local restaurants and organizations! Stay Tuned!!
5:30 – 7pm Halloween Downtown
Ypsilanti District Library Plaza
Families are invited to the annual Halloween event for trick or treating, music, face painting, costume contest, and more. Hosted by the Ypsilanti District Library and the Downtown Association of Ypsilanti.
At 6:30pm Join one of the Processionals that will kick off from three different locations: Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse, Sweetwater’s Cafe on W. Cross Street, or the Downtown Ypsilanti District Library
7 – 9:30pm ypsiGLOW on N. Washington Street
Keep GLOWing with afterGLOW!
We want to keep Ypsi BRIGHT all night long!
Keep the GLOW Going by joining attendees at various afterGLOW events. We want to keep Ypsi BRIGHT all night long!
– Teens and families can visit the The Underground Riverside Arts Center
– Visit Bobcat Bonnie’s Ypsilanti for continued GLOW fun, right by the main event. (21+)
– The illuminations keep going at Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill, 734 Brewing Company, Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Dolores, MAIZ Mexican Cantina, Ollie Food + Spirits, Sidetrack Bar and Grill, YpsiAlehouse, and Ziggy’s.
Have a Creative Vision or an Idea to Share?
Be sure to join us at our weekly office hours every Thursday from 12 pm to 3 pm at Back Office Studios, 13 North Washington St in Ypsilanti. Our team will be on hand to help you. Find us in the front near the windows.
For artists interested in participating, fill out of our artist proposal form here.
For businesses or organizations interested in hosting a window or workshop, sign up here.
The Creative Power of ypsiGLOW
Every October, ypsiGLOW ignites the power of the collective creativity in Ypsilanti. Community-built creative art events like ypsiGLOW celebrate diversity and connect people through creative, collaborative, and shared artistic experiences.
ypsiGLOW brings over 1,500 people of all ages and backgrounds together to dance, play and delight in the creative, fun, colorful and unexpected.
ypsiGLOW is much more than a one-night celebration!! It is a month-long process of instilling, teaching, and supporting creative literacy and community vibrancy. . . Come join us!
WonderFool Productions’ mission is to host inclusive creative community celebrations built by and for the community that foster more connected local communities and generate cultural + artistic + economic impact.
Click HERE to learn how to get more involved as an individual, artist, performer, community group, organization, or business!