Saturday, July 14, 2012
Take a peek at our extensive photo gallery from the festival on Friday evening.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Bastille Day came to downtown Maplewood on Friday night, and Patch was there with a guillotine prop and a camera. We posted more than 100 photos from the Let Them Eat Art festival on our Facebook page. Be sure to look through the photos, tag yourself and show your friends. And we'd love to see your photos posted too! Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MaplewoodBrentwoodPatch.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Bastile Day-themed festival will feature artists, live music, belly dancing and more in downtown Maplewood on Friday night.
The French holiday of Bastille Day is coming to downtown Maplewood on Friday. Attendees can expect to experience live music, belly dancing, tarot card readings and dream interpretations, among other fun activities. Artists also will provide live demonstrations in the streets. It's all part of Let Them Eat Art, a themed festival described on the city's website as "Mardi Gras meets the Christmas Tree Walk." Festivities run from 6-11 p.m. (Curious to see what the buzz is about? Check out a Patch video from last year's Let Them Eat Art.) A dog costume contest is new to this year's festival. Five prizes will be awarded to dogs and owners. Judging is scheduled for 9 p.m. at a stage on Sutton Boulevard. A family-friendly section of the festival …
Monday, July 11, 2011
The festival brings themes of Bastille Day to downtown Maplewood.
Maplewood's business district hosted fanciful entertainers and colorful costumes as crowds filled the sidewalks for the annual Let Them Eat Art festival.
Maplewood festival-goers got a break from the high temperatures that marked last year's Let Them Eat Art celebration with a perfect summer evening on Friday night. The sidewalks of the business district were filled with shoppers and strollers enjoying the lively sights and sounds of the fanciful event, which was billed as "a self-guided tour of excitement and enchantment." Belly-dancers and hula-hoopers drew small crowds of spectators, while other performers covered the musical spectrum from Motown Rhythm and Blues to Bayou Zydeco. A face-painter transformed children into glittery wild beasts and various incarnations of Marie Antoinette lurked around every corner in anticipation of the evening's costume contest. More than 50 local …