Puppets and Community Day is an opportunity for PofA to welcome families and the general public to a day of puppetry focused activities all free with the support of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. Community Day activities take place from 9 am to 4pm on Saturday July 20th. Activities include the Puppetry Store, Puppetry Exhibit, REEL Puppetry Film Festival Family Edition, public Picnic with Puppeteers, and a special workshop.
Puppets & Community Day Schedule
9 am to Noon
“Make Things out of STUFF” with Kevin Kammeraad and Bean&Bear
Bean&Bear and Kevin all believe that it’s only trash if you throw it away! When the supplies box becomes the recycling bin, it can be so fun to make things out of stuff with friends! Through creative play, collaboration, improvised construction, and even musical puppet parades, we’ll shed the burden of our own artist perfectionism. Our goal is simply to make things, free of expectations. It’s an opportunity to explore individual and collective creation using found materials that would otherwise be discarded. We will also make friends!
Noon – 1:30 pm
Picnic with Puppeteers – enjoy lunch with members of Puppeteers of America and their puppet friends.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
FREE outdoor performances:
by Eulenspiegel Puppets
by the Society of Realistic Optimists
by Open Eye Theatre
by Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.