Los Angeles News
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.
“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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