Arts in the Dark Parade Steps off Saturday; You Can March or Watch The parade begins at 6 pm at State and Wacker, travels south on State Street

National Louis University will participate for the first time in Chicago’s Arts in the Dark parade  Saturday at 6 p.m. on State Street.

NLU students, faculty and staff are invited to watch or march with the University’s contingent as the parade moves south from Wacker (north of the Chicago Theatre) to Van Buren (near the Harold Washington Library). 

The parade is sponsored by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Loop Alliance, and produced by LUMA8, a non-profit arts group.

NLU’s theme will be the arts in education and will feature culinary students in chef’s jackets, education students with building blocks, students wearing light-up t-shirts, Louie the NLU Eagle and more.

We will be joining major Chicago arts organizations in what promises to be a spectacular parade that envisions Halloween as “the artist’s holiday.”

To participate or ask questions, contact Marquece Holifield in NLU’s Office of Student Experience at