Since 2008, the annual community arts event Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras has been one of Hong Kong’s largest festivals – attracting an amazing 100,000 visitors in 2012. The event is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to enjoy a variety of fun art activities, including a themed street parade, sun dances, art stalls and original dance performances.
This year, under the theme of "Gallery in Motion", the Mardi Gras presents five great art movements in an unprecedented and lively way, with 3,500 young people proudly displaying their own parade costumes, giant puppets, portrait paintings and choreographed dance routines. Take a sneak peek of these masterpieces in the lead up to the Mardi Gras at the Parade Artwork Exhibition.
The big attraction of the Mardi Gras is the "Art Fun in Causeway Bay" street parade. Co-organised by YAF and the Cultural and Leisure Services Committee of Wan Chai District Council, the vibrant parade sees 600 young people take to the streets of Causeway Bay decked out in magical costumes and performing with giant puppets and rod puppets, all of which they have made themselves – a true celebration of the creativity of Hong Kong’s youth!
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