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Processional Arts Workshop | WEAVE

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Free Art-Making Workshops | August 3-8, 2019

Processional Arts Workshop is back by popular demand! This series of free art-making workshops takes place at Vizcaya Village August 3-8, 2019.

This is the fourth consecutive year of workshops where members of the community come together to build illuminated lanterns using a variety of different techniques, as led by Processional Arts Workshop co-directors Sophia Michahelles and Alex Kahn.

As in years past, the workshops will culminate in a twilight performance beginning at Vizcaya Village taking place on August 10, 2019, at 8:30 p.m. Participation in this performance is not mandatory, though highly encouraged.


Workshops are completely free and all materials are provided. Spaces are limited and registration is required.

To register, click on the buttons below for the workshop of your choice.


August 3 | 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
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August 3 | 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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August 4 | 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
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August 4 | 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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August 5 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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August 7 | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sign Up
August 7 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sign Up
August 8 | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sign Up
August 8 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sign Up



The workshop series culminates in a twilight performance where all the illuminated lanterns come together for one spectacular evening.

The performance takes place on Saturday, August 10, starting at 8:30 p.m. in Vizcaya Village. Tickets for the performance are $10 and can be purchased online.

Show Tickets

The Theme

This year’s lantern parade, entitled WEAVE, explores the individual patterns, motifs, and textures that come together to create Vizcaya.

One hundred years ago, Vizcaya’s owner James Deering and artistic director Paul Chalfin took multiple journeys to Europe to create Vizcaya’s immersive environment, assembling a collection of artifacts and architectural details that reflected many cultures and time periods. WEAVE brings these threads together in a participatory procession of lanterns, sounds, and projections created and performed by locals.

Those who wish will also have the opportunity to perform in the culminating twilight procession.

To check out the performances from past years, see the videos below:


Q: Do you have to be specific age to participate in the workshops?
A: People of all ages are welcome to participate. Please note that the activities do require use of fine motor-skills, so the workshops are not recommended for children younger than 8 years of age.

Q: How many workshops do I need to attend?
A: As many as you like! There is no minimum requirement. You also do not need to attend a workshop to attend the performance.

Q: Can I register for more than one workshop?
A: Yes, you are welcome to participate in as many workshops as you like.

Q: What do I do if I need to change or cancel my reservation?
A: To make changes to an existing workshop registration, please email us or call 305.860.8423.

Q: If I participated in the workshop, do I have to pay to attend the performance?
A:  Workshop attendees are automatically registered to attend the twilight performance. Only people who physically attend the workshops are granted free admission. Tickets to the workshop are per person, not per workshop. Only one ticket is generated to the performance, regardless of how many workshops a person participates in.

Q: Can I participate as a cast member in the performance without going to the workshops?
A: Yes, anyone can sign up to be a cast member and participation in the workshops is not required. You are, however, required to attend an orientation/rehearsal, scheduled for Friday, August 9 in the evening.

Q: How do I sign up to participate as a cast member in the final performance?
A: The option to sign up as a cast member is included in the registrations for workshops.  If you want to sign up as a cast member without attending a workshop, please email us or call 305.860.8423.