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ypsiGLOW Expected To Light Up Downtown Ypsilanti With Art, Lights, Music, And Community Fun

Oct 24, 2018

Performers at ypsiGLOW
Credit Wonderfool Productions / wonderfoolproductions.org

In its third year, a night of lights, music, and energy is planned for downtown Ypsilanti.  “ypsiGLOW" takes place Friday evening, October 26th.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks with organizer Jeri Rosenberg and Kristen Klochko from Eastern Michigan University's Engage@EMU to talk about the lively community event said to be bigger and better than ever!

On Friday, October 26th from 7-10 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.

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.

(L to R) Yen Azzaro, Jeri Rosenberg, and Kristen Klochko from ypsiGLOW
Credit Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University is involved in the event this year through Engage@EMU.  They gave out artist scholarships and several University professors are participating including in a special procession from the campus area to downtown Ypsilanti.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu