#ArtsintheDark

Arts in the Dark is a magical evening parade that celebrates Halloween as the "artist's holiday".   The event draws together world-renowned institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrated Chicago organizations like Lookingglass Theatre Company, important programs like After School Matters and aspiring artists in every field.  Now in its fourth year, this extraordinary parade has delighted hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors with unique floats, spectacle puppets and creative performances that are exceptionally dramatic set against the backdrop of Chicago’s majestic skyline.

The vision for Arts in the Dark was created by Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Commissioner Mark Kelly, and is produced by LUMA8, an independent not for profit, in partnership with DCASE and the Chicago Park District.

Arts in the Dark takes place on Saturday, October 20th from 6pm-8pm on State moving south from Lake to Van Buren.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

About LUMA8:

LUMA8 is an independent 501c3 that strives to elevate Chicago as a focal point of artistic innovation that enriches the lives of its citizens and creates economic impact.

LUMA8 STAFF
Sharene Shariatzadeh – President & CEO
Allison Gerlach – Producer
Gwen Klich Mullaney – Marketing Director

 

LUMA8 Board of Directors

Chair: Lou Raizin
Broadway in Chicago

Treasurer: Melvin Katten
Katten Muchin Rosenmann

Secretary: Anne Voshel
AVA Consultants

Michelle T. Boone
Navy Pier, Inc.

Michael A. Chabraja
VedderPrice

Shawn Clark
CRG

Chanel Coney
CFI Partners

Sondra Berman Epstein

Suzanne Friedman
Friedman Properties

Martha Melman

Juan Moreno
JGMA

Alex Pissios
Cinespace Film Studios

 

VOLUNTEERS
Karen Brosnan
Callan Carlson
Caleb Hiltunen
Keaton Michael
Sara Prescott
Sharon Lynch Shariatzadeh
Dana Teeter
Krista Wolter

Special thanks to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Chicago Park District, CHOOSE Chicago, 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly and his staff, the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Department of Transportation for all of their support. We are also grateful for the assistance of Philip Purevich and the staff at Chicago Festival Association and former Chicago Police Department Commander Neil Sullivan.

ARTS IN THE DARK STEERING COMMITTEE

Mark Kelly - Commissioner, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Sharene Shariatzadeh – President & CEO, LUMA8
Allison Gerlach – Producer, LUMA8
Gwen Klich Mullaney – Marketing Director, LUMA8
Tara Vock - Executive Administrative Assistant, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Sue Vopicka - Assistant to Commissioner Mark Kelly, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events