Sunday, October 12, 2014

Artica

Artica 2014 3

This is the weekend for Artica, STL's free-form, alternative and genuinely wacky arts festival. It takes place around the abandoned Cotton Belt Building in the old industrial wasteland north of the Arch.

It starts with an anything-goes parade to the river. Participants are encouraged to send flowers or biodegradable boats down the Mississippi, carrying their hopes, prayers or regrets. Impresario and organizer Hap Phillips leads the march in the top picture.       

Artica 2014 4

Artica 2014 2

Artica 2014 1

5 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

This looks like fun, we could use a parade like this in my neck of the woods.

Norma Beishir said...

I saw this on the news...Minions, Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage....

Interesting bunch of characters. I'm surprised the protesters didn't show up there as they did at the Symphony.

Luis Gomez said...

Cool! Like the idea.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

There must have been more than one Cotton Belt building. For a few years my father worked in a downtown office building that was the Cotton Belt Building. It was in the main part of the downtown, not the industrial area.

William Kendall said...

That is marvelously ludicrous!