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Photos from Chicago's first Halloween Gathering 2015

We captured this artistic spin on Halloween at the Art Institute's first Halloween Gathering event. Here are the best shots from the festivities.

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Chicago's first Halloween Gathering was a hit, as thousands spent the day at the Art Institute and Millennium Park for a day of colorful events. The Chicago Cultural Mile put on the gathering, complete with art and not one, but two parades. Early afternoon was packed with kids' activities like mask-making and a too-cute children's costume parade at the Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon. The event ended at night with a spectacular costume parade with puppets and lanterns and even a "Thriller" flash mob. See what we captured at our newest favorite Halloween event.

Photos from the 2015 Halloween Gathering

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015.
Photograph: Karmen Wettlin

The first annual Halloween Gathering attracted a crowd of all ages with an Art and Halloween Festival and parade in and around Millennium Park on October 24, 2015. 

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