It’s Parade Day!

We have been working well into the night putting the finishing touches on our lanterns… and we are finally there!

There may be a chance of snow showers, so wrap up warm, grab your lanterns and we’ll see you on the streets!

Images from the community workshop….

Last weekend, over 50 community members from all over central Vermont attended our two community lantern-making workshops at Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury. It was a beautiful, fun and convivial atmosphere – here are a few photos from the day…

Lantern Fever takes over Thatcher Brook Primary School

For the past few weeks, TBPS students from Pre-K to 4th grade have been working with excitement to complete their lanterns for this year’s River of Light in Waterbury. Pre-K to 2nd grade students have been working with MK Monley, art teacher at Thatcher Brook. 3rd and 4th graders worked with Gowri Savoor to make individual flower-pot lanterns which will be overflowing with wild vegetation and fantastical flora, come parade day.

Art-Community-Light. Some images from the 2016 Artists’ Lantern-Making Workshop

A few days ago, over 20 artists, educators and creative-makers spent two days with artists Angelo Arnold and Gowri Savoor, to create large-scale lanterns to spearhead this year’s River of Light in Waterbury. Some incredible structures came out of the weekend including: a bird of paradise, a giant acorn, several toadstools that will form a fairy ring, a saguaro cactus and a coffee plant. Look out for them at the parade on Dec 3rd!


Only 2 weeks left to register for this year’s Large-Scale Lantern-Making Workshop

This year’s intensive large-scale lantern-making workshop takes place in just 2 weeks time! This is an amazing opportunity to build your own lantern to spearhead this year’s River of Light in Waterbury lantern parade.
Instruction by experienced lantern-builders, Gowri Savoor and Angelo Arnold takes place over 2 days, and covers structure, cladding, materials, construction and carrying methods.  Suggested donation is $25 per person to cover materials–tuition over 2 days is completely free of charge.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity – suitable for artists, educators and enthusiastic makers. Workshop is not suitable for children.

Date: Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th 2016
Place: Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury VT
Time: 10am-4pm on each day, which will include an hour break for lunch.

Contact Gowri Savoor on or call 802 778 0334 to register!

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