ypsiGLOW is Friday, October 25, 2019

WHAT is ypsiGLOW?

On Friday October 25th from 7-9:30 p.m., downtown Ypsilanti will glow bright with hundreds of community and artist creations, for a night of dancing, DJ’s raised into the air, interactive art activities, black-lit stations, street performances, glowing window displays, and more. 

This year we’re partnering with even more businesses and organizations to create a brighter and more bombastic event — with you! A procession from Depot Town will kick off the festivities as we venture through the neighborhood to land at the revelry on Washington Street (between Michigan Avenue and Pearl Street). The route and participants will be announced soon.

Be sure to join us at our community office hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am to 2 pm now through October 18th to share your dreams and visions. We meet at Ypsilanti District Library, 229 W. Michigan Avenue, in an assigned room. Check the daily listings at the front desk to find us.

In the weeks leading up to the event, community members of all ages are invited to participate in FREE creative workshops to make luminaries and costumes for the event, co-hosted by local artists, businesses, and organizations. GLOWorkshop dates/ times TBD.

Local artists also activate downtown storefronts with installations, showing just how vibrant downtown Ypsilanti can be. Several of these windows come to life during the event, along with over a dozen other multi-media projects, like video projections, giant luminaries, performance art, live painting, shadow puppets, chalk muralists, and laser shows.

For all artists, businesses, or organizations interested in participating, you can learn more here!

WHO’s invited?

Anyone and Everyone! ypsiGLOW invites people of all ages and abilities, from all corners of our community, to unlock their creativity and imaginations. Come to the event on October 25th and visit a GLOWorkshop to create your own glow!

WHY have ypsiGLOW?

There is immense power in community art events like ypsiGLOW that celebrate diversity and connect people through creative, collaborative, and shared expression. WonderFool Productions’ mission is to foster an inclusive event that generates cultural + economic impact downtown to become an Ypsi signature event, built by and for the community.

At the first ypsiGLOW in 2016, over 1,200 people of all ages and backgrounds danced and played together – delighting in the creative, fun, colorful and unexpected. ypsiGLOW is much more than one-night, it is a month-long process of instilling, teaching, and supporting creative literacy and community vibrancy. . . Come join us!


Click HERE to learn how to get more involved as an individual, artist, performer, community group, organization, or business! 

Inspired by our work in Ypsilanti? Help us GROW the GLOW!

ypsiGLOW 2017 was a smashing hit!

In 2017, WonderFool Productions teamed up with the Ypsilanti community to host a month of artist and community creative workshops that culminated at ypsiGLOW, a light-filled celebration in Downtown Ypsilanti. Thank you to all that participated!

ypsiGLOW 2017 was created by

37 local artists and performance groups

24 local businesses

15 local nonprofits and community groups

21 FREE Creative Workshops

ypsiGLOW was generously funded by

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