L.A. Puppet Fest In Full Gear
Posted by Carmen Herrera on Apr 11, 2013 - 2:05:19 AM
LOS ANGELES—On Sunday, April 28, in honor of
National Puppetry Week in Los Angeles County, residents are invited to partake
in the first ever Puppet Fest.
The L.A. Puppet Fest is a parade designed for
anyone to create their own puppet and march along with others. The concept was
brought forth back in September 2012, where Joe Smoke of the City of Los
Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and several puppet groups, such as Bali
and Beyond, Puppet School, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Rogue Ensemble and
Skirball Center came up with the idea of having a Puppet Fest.
Photo courtesy of the official Facebook of the LA Puppet Fest.
“The Los Angeles region is home to a eclectic
world-class history of innovative puppetry arts; and we are still growing as an
dynamic center for creative entrepreneurs, superb companies and presenting
venues that embrace or specialize in puppetry arts,” said the Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs. “We are certain that this increased
concentration of smiles and laughter is a great way for LA to join our country
in celebrating National Puppetry Week.”
The festival allows all age groups to participate
in the parade, and in honor of Puppet Fest, several activities including
musicals, performances and exhibits are being displayed all through April for
The parade will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For more information about the parade or other activities taking place this
month, visit the official website at www.lapuppetfest.com.
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