The Follow Your Art Parade
In Spring 2014, MakeShift collaborated with the Workshop, an Inman Park puppet and prop shop, to present ‘Follow Your Art’ in the Inman Park Parade. Accompanied by 20 community members, a concert of stilt walkers, dancers, acrobats, aerialists, a 6 foot tall silver back gorilla, an 8 foot tall grey wolf, and a 25 foot long dragon named Kudzu weaved through the streets of this residential neighborhood celebrating the importance of art in creating a healthy society. We felt drawn to explore this theme in response to the decline of arts education programming in schools nationwide in the recent years. Through this presentation, we spoke out against the de-valuation of art in our society by creating a magical visual experience and call on our audience to ‘Follow Your Art’.