SLC “Everything Halloween” workshop a success

Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

Just wanted to post a few pics from Saturday’s “Everything Halloween” workshop and follies. It was a great day and well attended. Enough so that it is on the schedule already for next October. If you missed it this time, join us next year. Watch this site for more info.

Thanks to everyone for helping to make this a great puppet festival.

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IMG_5213 Alan Griffin brought Gritch the Witch to the follies
IMG_5224 (1) Jennifer Delaney told skeleton stories
IMG_5172 Faces made in the Needle Felting class

Everything Halloween this Saturday

Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

Just a quick reminder about the “Everything Halloween” workshop and follies this Saturday in the Salt Lake Arts Hub at 663 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT. See the attached flyer and workshop schedule for times and performances.theone
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Thanks for your interest and support. Hope to see you all there on Saturday.

Puppetry Workshop in SLC on October 11

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Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

Puppets-on-the-Square at the Orem Library last Saturday was a lot of fun and very well attended. It started with a wind that had us all scrambling for stakes, clamps, weight and other devices to hold down the puppet stages. Then the day calmed down and the people came and we managed to perform many fun new shows. A huge THANKS to Amy White and the Orem Library for a great event and a great day.

Now, let’s focus on the October Workshop to be held in Salt Lake City on October 11. The best part is that the theme is “Everything Halloween.” How fun is that?

The workshop will be open to the public for $7/person or $25/family–up to 6 people. This price would include the classes and the follies. Kit fees for those classes that require them would be extra. There should be classes for kids and adults, as well as, teachers, librarians, scout leaders, and perhaps after school program organizers. If you are a current guild member, the workshop and follies are FREE–you would still have to pay for kit fees if the class you want requires one.

Remind your friends and other puppet lovers about this fun upcoming event. As soon as the schedule is finalized I will send out the schedule and the address. So, if you want to teach, perform, or just attend, please let Shelby know ASAP.

Hoping to see all of you there teaching, performing, or joining in this fun puppet event.

Thanks for your love of the art that keeps it alive.


P.S. The St. George, “Laughing Cactus Puppet Workshop” is scheduled for November 14 and 15 in St. George, UT. What a great excuse to get away out of our winter weather. If you have questions or would like an early schedule or would like to participate teaching or performing, please contact Lorie Hawley.

Puppets-on-the-Square at the Orem Library

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Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

This is a quick reminder that the annual fall Puppets-on-the-Square at the Orem Library is coming up quickly. It will be Saturday, September 20, from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be puppet shows scheduled for the entire time. You should have the opportunity to move from stage to stage to see a variety of puppet styles and visit with the puppeteers after each show. There will also be puppets to purchase and maybe even some puppet swapping going on.

I was able to purchase one of Dona’s beautiful dragon puppets and a set of her charming Billy Goats Gruff. These will all be on display for all to enjoy.

Puppets-on-the-Square at the Orem Library, 58 North State Street in Orem, promises to be an event you won’t want to miss. It will be a great outing for the entire family and it’s FREE.

See you all there

P.S. Puppeteers, if you would like to present a show for this event, please contact Joe Flores or Amy White right away before the schedule is finalized.

Upcoming Events and a Few Pics from the Hyrum 4th of July Parade



Dear Friends of Puppetry,

Mark your calendars for a free Puppets-in-the-Park event in Brigham City, Saturday, August 9, from 10 am to 2 pm. This is co-sponsored by the Brigham City Fine Arts Center’s World of Puppetry Museum and the Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah. We will be at Rotary Constitution Park, 450 East 700 South, in Brigham City. Anyone who is interested in selling puppet wares, running a craft booth, and/ or performing needs to call or e-mail Susan Neidert at [email protected] ASAP. Booth space will be $5 per person/group, and there may be a small commission for the guild from the sales. . .

We will have a sound system there and there is a decent shaded hill we hope to take advantage of for the audience. Right now we have Pulley Puppets, Five Cats (and Shelby Rickart), Paradise Puppetworks, and Your Imaginary Friends signed up to entertain us—with a visit by the Fine Arts Center’s Punch and Judy, and a few other new entertainers promising more laughs and good times. Check back, there should be more information coming shortly.

Also, a few pics from the Hyrum 4th of July parade featuring puppets from Paradise Puppetworks. Summer fun everywhere.

Hope you can join us on August 9.