Lewisville: ColorPalooza on April 6
Make plans to celebrate Spring at ColorPalooza 2019: A Celebration of Spring on Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., in and around Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church Street.
ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring is a family-friendly, outdoor event designed to showcase the rich cultural, artistic, and eco-friendly spirit of Lewisville.
Attendees will experience a day of exciting new attractions along with creative, educative, and hands-on art activities and displays in Old Town Lewisville. Several cultural music groups will add the soundtrack to an eventful day in the sun.
Highlights for this year’s ColorPalooza include:
- Chalk This Way – the popular sidewalk chalk extravaganza showcasing amateur and professional chalk art
- The Color Condition – a large-scale, interactive display of colorful streamers fluttering in the wind that will bring a new perspective to the MCL Grand courtyard
- Yarn Bomb – this street art employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn to cover objects in a public space like benches, poles, and other items
- reCOLORcycle – a collection of 55-gallon recycle bins, painted by residents, and put on display around the festival grounds
- DIY Origami Station – Presented by Loves Residential Realty – attendees try their hand at making folded paper masterpieces
- Japanese and Chinese Calligraphy – attendees will learn tips and techniques of the ancient art of decorative writing, and watch calligraphy masters at work
- Blackened Prairie Raptor Center will have live raptors, salved feathers, wings, talons, and education specialists on-hand to talk with attendees and answer questions
- Thoughtful Hands interactive display – located in the children’s art area, Thoughtful hands will give earth pigment demonstrations and children will be able to paint with the samples
Attendees will be able to help create pieces for the “Valor and Sacrifice” ceramic poppy art display that will be installed in conjunction with The Wall That Heals in early May at Lake Park. Artist Jen Rose will have two stations at ColorPalooza for the creation of those ceramic poppies. At the first station, attendees will create and shape the poppies from wet clay. At the second station, attendees will be able to paint bisque poppies with red glaze. The clay process requires two firings, so attendees will not be able to make and glaze the same poppy at this event, but there will be poppies at different stages of completion to walk attendees through the process. A workshop will be set up in April to assemble at least 500 poppies in preparation for their installation at Lake Park.
CompostHaste will be providing composting at our event this year. Bins will be provided for patrons to dispose of food wastes, paper and other organic materials. All collections will be organically composted and kept out of the landfill. Helpers will be onsite to talk about what can go in these bins and how this effort is helping ColorPalooza become a green, sustainable, zero waste event!
The North Central Texas Council of Governments will be working with local auto dealers to provide an electric vehicle Ride and Drive opportunity. This will feature educational information about electric vehicles as well as the opportunity to experience various makes and models up close, even taking a test drive on site!
Musical groups Mariachi Rosas Divinas, La Pompe (American and French jazz), Fiddle Rascals (bluegrass), and BeMYFiasco (R&B singer) will perform on the Lone Star Toyota stage in Wayne Ferguson Plaza, entertaining visitors with different genres of music.
Cultural performance groups Zaara Belly Dance, Alm y Corazon Tejano Ballet Folklorico, Bandan Koro, Grace Hula Dance, Jagoda Dance Ensemble, and Milaana Dance will entertain festival-goers throughout the day from the City Hall stage.
Several traditional crowd favorites like DIY tie-dye station presented by Kris T’s, Painting with a Twist, a kids art section with Teaching Artist Network, a petting zoo, pet art, and a Kids Zone presented by CareNow will help amateur artists express their inner creativity.
Eco-Alley presented by Champion Windows will be set up this year allowing eco-friendly organizations and companies to demonstrate and educate attendees how to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Admission to the festival is free, although some activities may include a nominal fee. For more information and a complete rundown of the day’s events, please visit lewisvillecolorpalooza.com.