For the 2019 July 4 parade in Evanston, Joining Forces members made wearable houses out of cardboard boxes and marched down the street as a somewhat fluid neighborhood.
While marching in formation was not our strong suit, our members were incredibly creative in designing their houses, and in spite of the heat, we had a great showing
and lots of enthusiastic marchers.
Since then, I ran across this article about the 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball
at the Hotel Astor in New York City--and a more modern one in Chicago this year. At this ball, architects and socialites came dressed as landmark buildings.
|Seeing what's possible is always inspiring, and I was wondering if any of you who are either architects or costume designers (amateur or otherwise) would be interested in building upon our initial success with the July 4 parade. If you'd be interested in spear-|
heading an effort to really make a showing in the coming year's parade, let me know.
We have a very modest budget, and we'll be looking for people to design and build bigger and even better costumes. Think Evanston landmarks, Bahai Temples, lakefront mansions, tiny houses, etc.
If you're interested, contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org!