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Volunteer Workshops for Grand Opening Procession


Despite the postponed event date for Buffalo Bayou Park’s grand opening, illuminated art workshops for the procession are still on! Confluence: A Journey in Five Movements will be created over the course of 13 days of free, creative building sessions, led by Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles of Processional Arts Workshop (PAW). Participants will learn techniques for constructing large-scale lightweight illuminated structures. Check out photos of our workshops here.

Sign up to volunteer during the workshops by contacting Crystal Ortiz.

Friday, June 12 (2 – 5 pm)
Friday, June 12 (5 – 8 pm)
Saturday, June 13 (11 am – 2 pm)
Saturday, June 13 (2 – 5 pm)

22 Bayous fan across Houston, converging lines that link neighborhoods, histories, ecosystems, and cultures – several gravitating toward the common arterial space of Buffalo Bayou. In the fall, we will gather to celebrate the restoration and re-imagining of Buffalo Bayou Park as multiple illuminated processions come together one-by-one along its storied banks. The final performance takes place in Buffalo Bayou Park between Carruth Bridge at the Houston Police Officers’ Memorial and Sabine Street Bridge. Confluence reflects upon a waterway and a city in perpetual motion – of bats, boats, bicyclists. As distinct “streams” of marchers come together from throughout the park, the growing procession will embody a place where the converging diversity of Houston flows into the shared space of Buffalo Bayou Park.

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