Concord Arts Alive! Our first entry in the July 4th parade

Ginny and Pat 

Sherrie, Catherine, Sandy and Lynda

CAA joined forces with Solo Opera, B8 Theatre Company, East Bay Artists Guild, aRt Cottage and Wren Avenue Elementary to submit an entry in Concord's July 4th parade. Nearly 50 people from these six organizations marched together to show parade-goers that the arts are alive in Concord! 

CAA led the charge with members wearing art-themed hats and sending cascades of bubbles into the crowd from a yellow VW convertible (aka the duckymobile). More CAA members carried a banner and handed out flyers. Then came members of Solo Opera, singing classic opera songs wearing period fashion. Dance students from Wren Avenue Elementary showed off new moves in traditional Mexican folkloric costumes, and Fro from the aRt Cottage drove several of her students in a crazy, cool and colorful car which they had all painted together, along with paper maché hats and signs. EBAG and B8 anchored the end of our group with their large banners, and the local singing group AcaWord entertained the crowds with their acapella harmonies.

Here's a video of us all together with Solo Opera singers to perform at the Judge's tent and toast the City of Concord on its 150th birthday. We can't wait to do it again next year!