Life Imitates Art

A woman wearing a crown and necklaces walks with a girl during the Come as You Art parade on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Children embraced their Halloween spirit and showed off their creativity by dressing up as a famous artist, art style, or work of art at the Second Annual Come as You Art parade on Oct. 22. Led by stilt walker Erin Grins, the group marched from the Richard McAteer Memorial Bridge (“blue bridge”) to the dog park, visited the “tag grab” in Willow Grove, and lined up to receive prizes.

The contest judges were KSAT board members Michiko Okaya and Gladstone “Fluney” Hutchinson as well as Ron Morris, Mercantile Home co-owner. Charlotte Cary-Boothe was the event organizer and chief designer.

Sponsors were Integrated Automotive Services, Hof & Reid LLC, Michele Vitale, State Farm Insurance and Financial Services, and the city of Easton. Prizes were provided by The Carmelcorn Shop, Creative Spirit, the State Theatre, Zekraft, Owowcow, Smartivities Showcase, Chocodiem, 2nd Base Vintage, the Sigal Museum, Book & Puppet Co., and Echo City Capers.

Next year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 21 and will feature Grins, the Easton Brass Band, and an invitation to bring pets in costume.

Photos by George Panichas.