I love a parade
Tue Jul 10 2007
The Three Kings Day parade has its sheep and donkeys, the Chinese New Year Parade its dragons. But toilets-turned-tricycles? Try the Deitch Art Parade. Attacking West Broadway on September 8 with artists' floats and naked dancers, the Art Parade isn't your average family affair. Participants are selected by Deitch Projects, who, along with Creative Time and Paper Magazine, put on the event. Some groups are invited to submit proposals, but you can still go for it uninvited—the open call for concept submissions ends July 20. Previous parades have seen paintings mounted as picket signs, marching bands, inflatables of all sorts, those toilet tricycles and Yoko Ono's IMAGINE PEACE banner, which, not having inspired the desired effect the first time around, has appeared annually since the first parade in 2005.